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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Birnbach
47 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Chipped tooth: The answer depends upon how much tooth is chipped and where it is located. .If it's a front tooth and the chip is small a tooth colored material can b ... Read More
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Dr. Jerry Hu
Dr. Jerry Hu answered
22 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Many options: It all depends on to what extent is your chipped/ fractured tooth. Generally, bonding (resin/ composite) will do, but it's important to look at what f ... Read More
Dr. Marta Speakman
31 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
:): Go to your dentist. He will place a nice tooth colored restoration.

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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gabriel Malouf
Specializes in Dentistry
See your dentist :): Have your dentist look at it and give you options. It could require a lot of work, nothing or anywhere in between. The answer should be simple once yo ... Read More
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Dr. Hans Reinemer
33 years experience Pediatric Dentistry
Depends : Simple tooth chips can usually be repaired with a bonded resin restoration. If significant tooth structure is missing, then a crown may be necessary. ... Read More
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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
See your dentist: Many options, ranging from a simple bonded filling to a full coverage crown... The answer lies somewhere in between, and depends on the amount of dama ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
See a dentist for...: Schedule a visit with a dentist to evaluate the tooth and discuss your treatment options. If the tooth chipped other than by an accident or trauma, t ... Read More
Dr. Stan Shih
Dr. Stan Shih answered
17 years experience Dentistry
How severe?: Treatment depends on the condition of the tooth and how much of the tooth is left. If there is no underlying cavity, no trauma, and the vast majority ... Read More
Dr. Alex Shvartsman
24 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
It depends: Small chips can be smoothed out. Larger chips can be restored with a bonded filling, large chips may need a porcelain veneer. A dentist can determine ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Doyon
35 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
No: Are you asking if the tooth itself or the chip? It's extremely rare for a non-loose tooth to suddenly fall out. If the tooth is chipped and part of ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Birnbach
47 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Chipped tooth: Regardless of how big the chip, or the procedure necessary to restore it, your dentist should be able to make this a painless process. Be sure to shar ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Corben
39 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Why sand it down?: It is usually not a good idea to sand down or buff down a chipped tooth. It is much more advisable to repair the chip and protect the nerve inside whi ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lance Timmerman
Specializes in Cosmetic Dentistry
Bonded resin/porcela: Depending on size and location, a resin can be bonded. If a large piece is missing, porcelain can be bonded in place, which is more durable.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Corben
39 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Absolutely!: The trauma that cause the chip in your tooth could have damaged the nerve and blood vessels inside the tooth. As the tissue in the tooth dies, it will ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Armstrong
43 years experience Pediatrics
Watchful waiting: Most of the time a chipped baby tooth can be left alone and it will maintain the space needed for the permanent teeth to erupt. However, if it involv ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Doyon
35 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Ask dentist: If the chip is strictly in enamel, then probably not much other than possible abrasion of tissue, depending on which tooth is chipped. If dentin is e ... Read More

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