Ever been out to lunch and felt a strange crunch? A crunch that was definitely NOT your sandwich? Only to discover that what you’d been dreading was true: a chipped tooth.
A chipped and broken tooth can cause you both pain and embarrassment. If you are unfortunate enough to end up with a chipped tooth, the most important thing is to correct not only the chipping, but to identify and stop what caused the chip in the first place. A chipped tooth can be caused by a number of factors:
Procedures to treat a cracked tooth vary depending on the extent of the damage. In most cases, chips can be repaired in a single dental visit. However, some may require larger, more extensive and more time-consuming treatments such as crowns. During your appointment we will examine your chipped tooth, and tailor a comprehensive treatment plan especially for your needs. We can even provide a quote for both the most ideal long-term option and the most effective short-term immediate solution for your needs. Some of the treatments that we may use for a chipped tooth include:
Left untreated, a chipped tooth can lead to a number of quite painful, and in some cases, severe problems:
There are a number of things you can do to reduce the risk of chipping your teeth. All you need to do is follow some simple dental guidelines: