Repair Chipped Tooth
For your chipped tooth, we use cutting-edge dental technology and materials
Reasons Why a Chipped Tooth Needs to be Restored
- While a chipped tooth might seem insignificant, its sharp edge or irregular surface may nick your tongue or cheek, which could cause unnecessary pain. Getting dental treatment for a chipped tooth at Darch Dental Centre can protect your soft tissues from getting injured by the sharp edges of a broken tooth.
- An infection may develop deep within a chipped tooth or even cause a dental abscess as the damage to the tooth progresses. Because of this, Darch Dental Centre offers same-day appointments for emergency dental care; we put your oral health first.
- A chipped tooth can make it challenging to eat certain foods, and this can negatively affect your diet and nutrition. Our treatments at Darch Dental Centre, from dental bonding and fillings to crowns and veneers, are designed specifically to address this problem.
- A chipped tooth may cut into your gums and cause other problems that could lead to tooth loss. Early treatment at Darch Dental Centre can save a chipped tooth.
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Teeth chip for various reasons. Here are a few of the most common causes:
- Opening packages or bottles with your teeth
- Engaging in contact sports or high-risk activities
- Bruxism, or teeth grinding
- Biting into or chewing hard foods, such as hard candy or ice
Chipped teeth require different treatments depending on the symptoms, severity, and location. A minor chip can usually be fixed by polishing and smoothing the tooth. If the chips are more extensive, there are a number of treatment options:
- Dental Filling or Bonding: Your dentist can use a filling to repair a small chip of enamel on your tooth. Your dentist may use a procedure called bonding if the chip is on the front tooth or is visible when you smile. This treatment uses tooth-coloured composite resin.
- Dental Veneers: Veneers are thin, custom-made covers that are permanently attached to the surface of the teeth. They can be used to conceal a chipped or broken tooth.
- Dental Onlays or Crowns: Your dentist may suggest an onlay if the chip is only affecting a small part of your tooth. Onlays are commonly used on broken molar teeth. When your tooth is badly damaged, your dentist may recommend a full dental crown.
- Root Canal Treatment: A fracture may extend through the enamel dentine. If it reaches that point, it may infect the dental pulp. An infected pulp usually requires a root canal. In this dental procedure, the tooth’s canals are cleaned and filled to keep bacteria from coming back.
- Tooth Removal: In instances where the chip significantly damages the tooth, we may be unable to restore the natural tooth. This may necessitate its removal and the extracted tooth will need to be replaced with artificial teeth like dental implants, bridges, or dentures to look like the real thing.
The cost of treatment for a chipped tooth varies according to how severely damaged it is and what procedures are required. In most cases, a minor chip is quickly dealt with by polishing and smoothing the tooth. In some cases, tooth reattachment, dental bonding, fillings, crowns, dental veneers, root canal treatment, or tooth extraction may be necessary.
Visit Darch Dental Centre for an emergency appointment so we can assess your chipped tooth and estimate the cost of treatment. We offer same-day appointments for dental emergencies.
It is impossible to prevent accidents altogether, but you can prevent your teeth from getting damaged by taking good care of them. There are several ways to keep your teeth healthy and prevent them from getting chipped:
- When participating in sports or other activities that involve a high fall risk, we recommend wearing a custom mouthguard.
- Don’t bite or chew on hard foods like ice or hard candy.
- Brush your teeth twice a day with fluoride toothpaste and floss daily.
- Avoid rinsing your mouth with water too much after brushing your teeth. This will wash away the fluoride that strengthens your teeth’s enamel.
- Avoid using your teeth to open bottles or packages.
- Avoid sugary snacks and sodas, as their sugar and acid erode the enamel on your teeth.
- Wear an occlusal splint (bruxism mouthguard) if you grind your teeth during sleep.