I have a chip on the very front of my “fang” tooth. I’m not exactly sure what it is called. I don’t know what happened to it, but it happened very recently, because I’d never seen it before. It is sensitive to the air so I’m wondering if I need some dental work done.
If the dentin is exposed, you will definitely want to get the tooth repaired. Exposed dentin can lead to infections and other problems as well. Other than that, a chip in your tooth could leave you more susceptible to tooth decay.
If you’re sensitive about the appearance of the tooth, you could have some composite filling (white fillings) put in it. However, you’ll want to make sure you go to a dentist who is experienced with making it look natural, especially since it is on the front of your tooth. When looking to have cosmetic work done, it is always safest to use a dentist who is accredited by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD). They’ll have the additional training and artistry needed to make your cosmetic work look natural and beautiful.
You may also be interested in learning about dental bonding.
This blog is brought to you by Grosse Pointe Woods Cosmetic Dentist Dr. Ted Hadgis.