Teeth may be strong, but they can break, chip, or crack easily due to strains and stresses. A cracked tooth may not cause immediate pain, but if the chip has extended to the nerve, you may feel some pain or discomfort. A chipped tooth can affect your smile, and cause abrasions to soft mouth tissues. In addition, deep chips can affect the root of the teeth, causing infections that may lead to decay and sensitivity.
Common causes of tooth chips include:
In some cases, you may not even notice a broken or cracked tooth right away. However, even if your tooth doesn’t hurt, the damage should not be ignored. A chipped tooth, especially one that becomes infected, can significantly harm your health.
Schedule a free consultation with one of our dentists to assess the damage to your teeth, as well as any next steps or procedures you may need. After booking an appointment, our dentists are here to help you choose the best course of treatment.
Bonding is used to repair small chips. The procedure is simple, and doesn’t require any numbing. To bond, a dentist uses a gel to roughen the teeth and allow the bonding material to stick.
A dental veneer is made of coloured porcelain or resin material. Veneers cover the front part of your teeth, making them the go-to treatment option for front teeth. An experienced dentist will assess your teeth, prepare a look-alike tooth, and take it to a dental lab to make your veneer.
A crown is a tooth-shaped cap used to cover and protect your teeth. They are convenient in the case of a large chip in one of your teeth, and are available as metal, porcelain, or resin. If a large part of your tooth is missing, a dentist can fill it in to help hold the crown.
For relatively small chips in your teeth, there are a few options you may be able to try at home before reaching out to a dentist.
If one of your teeth has been chipped, reach out to our team at Mapleridge Dentistry. Our dentists are experts when it comes to saving broken teeth, using advanced technology as well as restorative and cosmetic procedures. After assessing your teeth, our dentists will offer you the solution you need depending on the extent of the damage.
In addition, our professionals are qualified to repair chipped teeth using crowns, veneers, bonding, and other forms of dental care. For any kind of dental emergency, we’re here for you. Book an appointment with a member of our team today.
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