Run your tongue across your teeth. Does everything feel perfectly smooth and even? If you’re like most people, there are probably a few rough spots or sharp edges. These small chips and cracks are common, but are they something to worry about?
One small chip or crack is usually something we want to keep an eye on, but it isn’t a huge deal. It usually won’t need any treatment unless it’s bugging you.
However, frequent chips and cracks may be a sign something else is going on. Some underlying issue might need to be resolved to preserve your long-term dental health.
Small chips and cracks weaken the structure of your teeth. This might lead to a complete tooth fracture at the most inopportune time, like when you’re out of town or during Christmas Dinner. Teeth bonding treatments can strengthen your teeth and protect against chips and cracks.
We’ll also want to make sure these small chips and cracks aren’t the result of tooth decay or weakness in your tooth structure. If they are, small tooth-colored fillings can help restore your smile and fix your worn teeth.
Are chips or sharp edges becoming an annoyance? These rough edges can easily be smoothed out, often without the need for any anesthesia.