Chipped Teeth: Good, Bad, Or Neither?

Of course, it’s not good to end up with chipped teeth because it doesn’t benefit you in any way. However, if you’re feeling extremely traumatized from looking in the mirror and noticing a chip or you’re stressing because you can feel it, we know that you may feel like this is a “very bad” thing. However: It isn’t! Dealing with chips can become problematic in a variety of ways but it’s certainly nothing to worry about. It’s not anything that requires immediate care either (unless you’ve really damaged that tooth). Let our Virginia Beach, VA team do some explaining, so you can feel better about things.

If The Chips Are Irritating Your Mouth

Do you have chipped teeth that are irritating your mouth in some way? Is your chip sharp and, as a result, your tongue gets poked or caught on it? Is it managing to rub your cheek tissue, your lip, or your tongue? When the chipped area is causing some type of irritation or damage to your mouth, it is affecting your oral health in a negative way. In such an instance, we would suggest you come in for contouring or bonding (depending on what the area requires) to smooth the tissue. Simple as that.

If You Feel Upset About Your Smile’s Appearance

More concerned about the fact that your chipped teeth aren’t doing much for the state of your smile’s beauty? You don’t have to fret. If you’re unhappy with the chips, just tell us! We offer cosmetic care, as mentioned, to help things look the way they used to. Whether it’s bonding, contouring, or veneers, we can help.

If All Is A-OK

If everything is okay, you’re not experiencing any problems with your mouth at all as a result of the chips, and you really don’t have a problem with the way your smile looks either, then we have some good news for you: You don’t have to make any changes to your smile or your dental care. You don’t need to improve the esthetics unless you wish to. Chips are somewhat “neutral” on the worry scale when it comes to whether you need dental care for them. It’s quite personal and simply depends on your feelings and your needs. Remember, even if you don’t treat the tooth with our team today, you can choose to do so later.

See Us About Chipped Teeth When You’re Ready

If you want to do something about the chips you’re dealing with, then feel free to contact us to schedule a cosmetic care visit to discuss your options! Contact Absolute Dental Care today in Virginia Beach, VA to schedule a visit by calling (757) 428-7440. We proudly welcome patients Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Norfolk, Suffolk, Hampton, Eastern Shore, and all surrounding communities.