A chipped tooth is when a piece of tooth enamel breaks off. Minor chips usually don’t cause any issues to your teeth other than aesthetics.
Chipped teeth can be caused by strong dental forces caused by grinding or bruxism. Chipped teeth can also be caused by cavities that weaken tooth structure or by chewing on hard things like ice, hard candy, or bone.
Biting nails or chewing on pen/pencil are a few other detrimental habits that can cause chips. A lot of chips are caused by trauma.
Overtime chipped teeth create uneven smile curves affecting aesthetics. In some cases chipped teeth can become symptomatic if they expose inner layers of teeth causing sensitivity and pain.
PORCELAIN VENEERS FOR CHIPPED TEETH
Porcelain veneers are a great solution for restoring chipped teeth. Dental veneers can help restore missing tooth structure from the chips and restore the support to the lower third of the face from missing tooth structures