my husband cut his finger badly at work and part of the injury took out a center piece of his nail completely. It is almost like you drilled a half a pea size hole all the way down to the nail bed. He works with a lot of coolant, steel chips, oil, grease, etc. and is concerned about what may get in it or that he may snag it and do more damage. He wants me to put acrylic on it but I am balking at te idea of putting acrylic on a nail that has the nail bed exposed. The argument from him is that the acrylic could not be any worse that anything else that could get in it but I am still apprehensive. Can I put acrylic on that nail without causing his nail and nail bed permanent or serious damage?