Dental restorations and cosmetic enhancements like dental veneers are typically created from durable dental materials. These substances can rival the strength of natural tooth enamel, there are still some forces that can chip a piece of dental work.
This is more likely to occur if you participate in athletic activities without a necessary mouth guard, or if you grind your teeth at night on a chronic basis. At the same time using your teeth to open packaging, or a bad habit of nibbling on pencils and pens could also chip a dental veneer, or potentially fracture a dental crown or dental bridge.
If you have a piece of dental work that has suffered a chip or fracture, you need to have it examined as soon as possible by the dental staff at Grant R Young DDS. After assessing the severity of the problem, Dr. Grant R Young and his team will help you understand your treatment options.
This might call for uninstalling the dental crown, dental bridge, or an affected veneer before replacing it. If the internal structures of the tooth have also been traumatized Dr. Grant R Young might need to perform a root canal. This will restore sufficient structure to anchor a new dental restoration.
If you live in the Wausau, Wisconsin, area and you have just suffered fractured dental work, you should not delay in calling 715-845-6222 to seek care at Grant R Young DDS.