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How to fix a chipped tooth?

How to fix a chipped tooth?

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 be bonded to restore it. If it is more substantial then a veneer or crown may be necessary. If it's a back tooth, and it is only a small chip, then a bonded tooth colored filling may suffice. If it is larger, then a bonded onlay or crown may be needed. ...Read more

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How can I get a chipped tooth fixed?

How can I get a chipped tooth fixed?

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 you get a professional eval. Good luck! ...Read more

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What can I do to treat a chipped tooth?

What can I do to treat a chipped tooth?

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, there is probably an underlying cause, such as decay. Your options would generally be tooth colored composite fillings\porcelain veneer\crown for a front tooth and amalgam fillings\composite fillings\or a ceramic onlay\crown on back teeth. ...Read more

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Whats the best way to fix a chipped tooth?

Whats the best way to fix a chipped tooth?

Depends: The kind of treatment is dependent on how much of the tooth is chipped, where the tooth is chipped, where in the mouth the tooth is located etc. If its a small chip sometimes just smoothing the tooth off is enough. Composite or tooth colored material is a good choice to repair a chip. Porcelain is also a good way to fix a chip. ...Read more

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Could a chipped tooth fall out overnight ?

Could a chipped tooth fall out overnight ?

Big fear only!: One of the biggest fears patients have is if they loose a filling or a piece of tooth is: will the rest of the tooth come out. The answer is 98% of the time no! however, the remaining exposed piece of tooth may be sharp edged, allow food to impact, be sensitive to cold and be a deep area in the tooth for decay to quickly assault the nerve. See a dentist before future problems occur. ...Read more

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Will it hurt to get your chipped tooth fix?

Will it hurt to get your chipped tooth fix?

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 difficult (expensive) treatment will be. Make an appointment now, you'll be glad you did. ...Read more

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Can getting a chipped tooth sanded down hurt?

No, but: Find out if that would be the best option. Whether to smooth off a small chip or sharp edge vs. Replace it with tooth colored composite or other restoration depends upon many factors that need to be evaluated by your dentist and then discussed with you. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how do they fix a chipped tooth?

Can you tell me how do they fix a chipped tooth?

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. ...Read more

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What to do with a child who gets a chipped tooth?

What to do with a child who gets a chipped tooth?

Depends: If it is a baby tooth and it is just a simple chip it likely will be left alone, if it is a permanent tooth then it will likely need to be fixed. If the tooth chipped because it was hit hart it would be good to have it checked out because you need to know if the tooth is fractured or has other probs. See your dentist if concerned. ...Read more

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Can a chipped tooth cause my tooth to turn black?

Yes: Absolutely. Trauma that caused the chip could cause the nerve of the tooth to die. The pulp or nerve of the tooth supplies moisture to the dentin, the layer of tooth between enamel and the pulp. Without moisture, the tooth looks darker. Please see your dentist to evaluate. ...Read more

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