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Once all baby teeth are lost, and the permanent teeth come in, you have all the natural teeth you will ever receive. Tooth enamel is the hardest substance in the human body, but it is not invincible to becoming chipped, cracked or broken. Converse Dentistry offers chipped tooth repair as a part of our comprehensive dental care. We proudly serve patients in Converse, Universal City and the surrounding communities.
A chipped tooth is not always a painful occurrence, yet it can be an embarrassing one. A chipped front tooth can completely change the appearance of your smile and cause you to feel extremely self-conscious. Not only does it affect your appearance, but a chipped tooth leaves the tooth vulnerable to decay and bacterial infection. If you have suffered a chipped tooth, try very hard to find the portion of the tooth that was chipped off. Keep this portion of the tooth moist in a small amount of water, milk or in your own saliva. Then, call Converse Dentistry, and visit us immediately.
Cracked or broken teeth are very serious dental injuries. Injury, trauma and biting down on something hard (e.g., ice or hard candy) are the most common causes of cracked or broken teeth. If you have injured your tooth, it is essential that you bring it to our dentist's attention right away. Severe damage that is left untreated can cause your tooth to die, and the process can happen quickly and be extremely painful. Small cracks in the tooth can often be filled with a tooth-colored filling or bonding agent, so addressing these issues early is important. If they are left untreated, the damage will only worsen and will require more extensive repair.
Most cracked or broken teeth cause pain or discomfort in the mouth, alerting you that something is wrong. Please do not ignore these symptoms or assume that they will go away. Early treatment is the best chance you have for saving your tooth and restoring your entire smile. Damaged teeth that are not treated promptly leave the rest of the mouth vulnerable to infection. The infection can then spread throughout the mouth and require more widespread treatment.
Contact Converse Dentistry today to schedule an appointment to be seen right away for your chipped or cracked tooth.