The tooth enamel layer on each of your teeth is made up of a matrix of microscopic mineral crystals. Its density provides your teeth with the necessary hardness to handle years of biting, chewing and grinding most common foods.
However, there are certain things that can apply enough force to chip or fracture tooth enamel. When something like this happens the damage to the tooth can vary. Even a if the fractured tooth doesn’t cause immediate discomfort or sensitivity, you still need to have it examined and treated by a dentist like Dr. Mathew Berg as soon as possible.
Without professional treatment the abnormal texture in the tooth’s enamel layer can start to attract and trap residual food plaque and other bacterial deposits. In time a new area of tooth decay can start to develop deep within the already compromised tooth.
After examining the severity of the damage to the tooth’s enamel layer our dentist will help you understand your treatment options.
If the structural integrity of the tooth has been compromised and a cavity hasn’t developed in the tooth he might recommend repairing the damaged tooth enamel by installing a dental filling.
If you live in the El Paso, Texas, area and you have a chipped, or fractured tooth, you should call 915-591-5333 to have it diagnosed and treated at Mathew Berg DDS.