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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
34 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
40 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

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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Birnbach
48 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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Dr. Arnold Malerman
53 years experience Orthodontics
Not at all: Thanks to the wonderful anesthetics available today,the reparative work should be painless. Know that the longer you put off treatment, the more diff ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
40 years experience Dentistry
Varies: Depends on the extent of restorative treatment needed. A simple bonded restoration usually takes no longer than one visit at your dentist.
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Dr. Paul Grin answered
36 years experience Pain Management
See a dentist: Depending on the severity of the break. The dentist may be able to repair a minor crack on the same day, while a more serious break that requires a ro ... Read More
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
36 years experience Dentistry
Chipped front tooth: It is hard to answer your question without seeing your tooth and how much is broken off. A small symptom free chip can usually be restored during a s ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Doyon
36 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Depends on size: It all depends on how extensive the chip is, does it involve a significant portion of the tooth, or is it just a small portion of the tooth. Dentists ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Thaler
41 years experience Prosthodontics
Usually: All depends on the amount of tooth remaining to support the crown. If there is not much, there are things we can do to expose more of the covered par ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Gallia
45 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Treat symptoms: Use over the counter pain medication. Avoid hot or cold foods. Try pharmacy products applied to tooth. You may be able to get pain medications through ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
53 years experience Orthodontics
See Dentist: Recurring lesions are not normal. It would take more than 400 characters to list all the possibilities, most benign, but some not so. Don't be fooli ... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Don Millner
43 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Bad bite / TMJ?: A chipped tooth can be a result of decay, biting into something hard (hard candy/ chewing ice) night grinding or a by product of a poor bite. Your hea ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sal Aragona
41 years experience Dentistry
Absolutely: Porcelain bonding system have steadily improved over the years and this today is not a problem.
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Birnbach
48 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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