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Some chips and dental fractures can cause discomfort, heightened sensitivity, and even pain. However, there are other cases when a small dental fracture leaves you without any overt symptoms.

You shouldn’t let absence of distress tempt you to put off having the tooth repaired at Dr. David J. Borgmeyer and Augustine Borgmeyer’s dental office in St. Louis, Missouri. This could prove to be a very grievous error in judgement, as the damaged tooth enamel might trap bacterial deposits. In time, this could cause a large cavity to develop on the tooth.

To prevent this from happening, Dr.David J. Borgmeyer and Augustine Borgmeyer encourages patients to have a chipped tooth to seek timely treatment. The severity of the chip will largely influence the treatment and repair options that they recommends.

A small chip can sometime be repaired with a basic filling or cosmetic bonding procedure. If one or more of the teeth in your smile have chips, Dr. David J. Borgmeyer and Augustine Borgmeyer might recommend having dental veneers installed onto your teeth.

A large chip, or a dental fracture that compromises the biting surface might require Dr. David J. Borgmeyer and Augustine Borgmeyer to treat it with a dental crown. This will replace the entire tooth enamel layer with a substance like porcelain, gold, or a metallic alloy.

If you live in the St. Louis, Missouri, area and you have suffered a chipped tooth, you should call 314-351-6554 to have it treated and repaired at Borgmeyer Dental.