I chipped a tooth. Is that a dental emergency?
Chipping a tooth is a precarious situation and sometimes it is hard to know if you have an emergency on your hands or not. Here are some tips about chipped teeth from your emergency dentist in Sarasota.
More serious dental chips
If your tooth has a large chip or break that is noticeable, your dentist can fix it right away with cosmetic bonding, a porcelain veneer, or crown. It will be important to see your dentist as soon as possible to get the process underway. In many cases, you will leave the office with a temporary restoration that will restore your smile until your permanent restoration is ready. Some procedures such as dental bonding can be completed the same day and don't require additional visits to your dentist.
Smaller dental chips
If your chip is small, you might not need immediate treatment, but you probably want to schedule a time with your dentist to have the chip smoothed so it doesn't irritate your tongue or other soft tissues.
Whether your chip is big or small, call Dr. Aygen and his team at Sarasota Dental Arts to learn more about your options for repair and determine if you need immediate attention.