The Blog of Dr. Firouzi Babak, D.D.S.

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Friday, April 23, 2010

Causes of Chipped Teeth

If you have chipped a tooth, you may have done more than hurt your smile. You may have affected the way you eat or speak. As a result, it is very important that you schedule an appointment with Dr. Firouzi as soon as you can.

Some of the most common causes of chipped teeth include:

  • Tooth grinding
  • Accidents and falls
  • Sporting injuries
  • Biting into hard candy or ice
  • Using teeth as tools
  • Decay
  • Cavities
  • Disease

By ignoring chipped teeth, you may face more serious consequences. Your tooth may chip further, causing the tooth to have to be completely replaced. You may also face pain and sensitivity issues due exposure of the nerve of the tooth.
Dr. Firouzi offers several different treatment options for chipped teeth, depending on the severity of the chip. Common treatment options for chipped teeth include:

  • Enamel sculpting
  • Dental bonding
  • Porcelain veneers
  • Dental crowns

Restoring aesthetics and functionality are two of Dr. Firouzi's main concerns with chipped teeth.

If you or a family member has chipped a tooth in the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania area, please contact experienced cosmetic dentist Dr. Firouzi at the Center for Aesthetic Dentistry for a consultation today.

posted by Tiffany at 1:32 PM