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When tooth enamel is chipped, the size and significance of the area can cause a variety of symptoms. Some small chips won’t cause any immediate pain, yet they are at increased risk of suffering from a future cavity. Some modest chips and minor dental fractures cause sensitivity when consuming something hot, cold, sweet, or acidic. This is often a sign that the dentin layer or some internal structure of the tooth has also been compromised to some degree.

Without treatment from an experienced dentist like Dr. Trace M. Lund & Kevin R. Markham, a chipped tooth could suffer from a large cavity or a yet more severe dental fracture. The size, depth, and location of the chip will largely influence the treatment method that Dr. Trace M. Lund & Kevin R. Markham advocates.

Sometimes a modest chip or a small dental fracture can be repaired with a simple dental filling or cosmetic bonding treatment. This is more likely to be the case if the damage doesn’t alter the biting surface of the tooth. In this case, you will need to make an appointment with our team.

If you live in the Provo, Utah area and you have a tooth with a chip or more significant dental fracture, you should call 801.373.4200 to have it treated and repaired at Provo Pediatric Dental.