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Paper slips through my teeth. Bite force diminished from before i got tooth bonding to fix chipped tooth.What can I do?
Bonding : Placing bonding on a chipped tooth is meant to rebuild lost tooth structure with resin filling and look like other teeth. If bonding too short, it can be added to lengthen to original bite or replaced. If bonding too high and gets in the way of bite, it can be adjusted to fit the bite. If filling too large or chip too big and tooth weak then you may need a crown. Go back to dentist with concerns. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Yes: Yes but it depends on his age. If loss is immenent with or without repair then you may let nature take its course. Teeth have several functions beyond chewing: speach, communication: verbal and nonverbal, self esteem and aesthetics. Detrimental tongue and lip habits can develop with tooth loss. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Poorly: A filling by definition is a "contained" material. It fills a hole. Replacing enamel on chipped edges places bonded composite at risk of separation when brought into function. Biting a sandwich likely will break it off. Bonding composite is a temporary solution. Longevity is important. Small chips respond best to tooth contouring. Large chips to veneering with porcelain. Crown fractures. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It should: But if sensitivity does not abate call your Dentist. ...Read more
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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 single dental appointment. A large fracture may need more than just a filling, perhaps a crown or veneer, or root canal and these will take more appointments. Start by seeing a dentist ASAP for evaluation. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Little or much: A small chip may be unsightly but not a functional problem. If the edge is sharp, your Dentist can smooth it for you. A larger chip can alter function, become easily discolored, or make tooth more likely to decay. The trauma that caused the chip can damage the tooth's nerve. Best advice is have chip evaluated by your Dentist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How u want to fix it: It really depends on how you want to fix , if you want a veneer for example, it should take two visits, one to prep the tooth and take impression and the other to put it on you tooth. It's also can be fixed with bonding, that usually can be done on the same visit.. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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