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Wolcott, Connecticut
A 29-year-old male asked:

My dentist said he didn't want to put a bonding on a small chip on my tooth b/c the location, what other options do i have because it bothers me?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Trung Pham
Dentistry 25 years experience
It All Depends: I can see his hesitation but it really depends on why & where the chip occurred. He's probably concerned that you may break his work. Also, how your bottom teeth meet up with chipped tooth is crucial. If you really want it fixed, he can restore it but he may have to smooth down the opposing tooth or teeth. If you don't do the latter, then a splint is important to protect the dental work & teeth.
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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 37 years experience
Second Opinion: There are many factors and options that should be considered when choosing how to repair your chipped tooth. If you don't feel comfortable with your dentist opinion, seeking a second opinion for dental treatment is recommended.
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Last updated Apr 12, 2020

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