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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

Dr. Ronald Achong
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Chipped Tooth (Definition)

Any tooth that exhibits a fracture may be deemed to be chipped. Speak to your dentist if this is of concern to you. Teeth may be fractured due to ...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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How much time does it take to get a chipped tooth fixed?

How much time does it take to get a chipped tooth fixed?

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 more

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Help please? How long does it take to get a chipped tooth fixed?

Help please? How long does it take to get a chipped tooth fixed?

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 more

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Is it possible to get a crown for a chipped tooth?

Is it possible to get a crown for a chipped tooth?

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 part of the tooth so we can use it. ...Read more

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Chipped tooth yesterday, can't get into dentist for a few weeks due to it being a medicade dentist hurts no matter what I eat, what do I do?

Chipped tooth yesterday, can't get into dentist for a few weeks due to it being a medicade dentist hurts no matter what I eat, what do I do?

Emergency dentist: Visit an "emergency dentist" for a temporary treatment before an appointment with your dentist. They help people 24/7/365. For the "emergency dentist" near you call 1-800-dentist. Take care. ...Read more

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Evry month or 2 i get 2 uclers on same spot on tongue.no chipped tooth there.i know i shuld c a doct.but wut r the posible causes?

Evry month or 2 i get 2 uclers on same spot on tongue.no chipped tooth there.i know i shuld c a doct.but wut r the posible causes?

Canker sore: can be very painful. Individual ulcers on the tongue typically last 1-2 weeks. Try to keep adequate oral hygiene as possible. If concerned, see your dentist. ...Read more

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I have a half chipped tooth. My dentist told me to use braces but i couldn't afford it. I get a lot of headaches sometimes. I've had it since i was 12?

I have a half chipped tooth. My dentist told me to use braces but i couldn't afford it. I get a lot of headaches sometimes. I've had it since i was 12?

Different issues: My guess would be that you have three separate issues although it is possible they are related. The chipped tooth can be fixed with composite bonding, a laminate or crown. Crooked teeth can be fixed with orthodontics. The headache may not be related to either. Speak to you physician regarding the headaches. At least get the chipped tooth fixed. Ortho can be done later in life if finances improve. ...Read more

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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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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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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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Can getting a chipped tooth sanded down hurt?

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?

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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Can you tell me what occurs if i leave chipped tooth?

Can you tell me what occurs if i leave chipped tooth?

Chipped tooth: A lot of patients have chipped teeth and choose to not do anything, but i always tell them that a small chip turns into a bigger chip and can lead to a fracture.
Be cautious on biting into things.
Jeff. ...Read more

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What can be done to relieve pain from a chipped tooth?

What can be done to relieve pain from a chipped tooth?

Visit a dentist ASAP: for evaluation, x-rays and treatment options.

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What is the definition or description of: Chipped tooth?

What is the definition or description of: Chipped tooth?

See DDS: Any tooth that exhibits a fracture may be deemed to be chipped. Speak to your dentist if this is of concern to you. Teeth may be fractured due to wear, trauma or caries. ...Read more

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I'm curious what occurs if i leave chipped tooth untreated?

I'm curious what occurs if i leave chipped tooth untreated?

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 more

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Please advise if it's okay if i leave a chipped tooth untreated for a month?

Please advise if it's okay if i leave a chipped tooth untreated for a month?

Hard to say: It all depends on how deep the chip is, and is dentin exposed. Dentin is the layer of the tooth under the enamel. Dentin has direct connections with the "nerve" of the tooth. If left open to the mouth for long periods of time, bacteria can migrate from the mouth into the nerve of the tooth and kill it, thereby requiring a root canal. It's best to get this fixed asap. ...Read more

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My little sister has a chipped tooth in the front, is there anyhting i can do?

My little sister has a chipped tooth in the front, is there anyhting i can do?

Take her to dentist: A chip may be minimal and require a simple polishing type of adjustment.
A chip may involve a deep crack and require restoration - either a filling or a crown (cap) depending on various factors.

She needs to see a dentist who will evaluate the chip and explain the best treatment options. ...Read more

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Is it worth it fix my child's chipped tooth even though he will lose it anyway?

Is it worth it fix my child's chipped tooth even though he will lose it anyway?

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 more

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I don't know what to do about my chipped tooth. What is the best way to fix this?

I don't know what to do about my chipped tooth. What is the best way to fix this?

See dentist: See your dentist. They will examine this and recommend the best treatment. Good luck. ...Read more

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I am getting chipped tooth fixed for the 2nd time. Will i be more prone in the future?

Possibly.: Chipped front teeth are notorious for needing 'redo' every couple of years. Talk to your dentist of any other alternatives. ...Read more

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I have a chipped tooth and haven't gotten it fixed yet. Should my tooth still hurt after all this time?

I have a chipped tooth and haven't gotten it fixed yet. Should my tooth still hurt after all this time?

Of course: I have never seen a tooth getting better by itself, in general it is the opposite, they always get worse. Your tooth is telling you that the chip is getting somehow bigger or closer too the nerve or the nerve is not happy about all the cold or hot stuff.
Don't wait any longer get it fixed. ...Read more

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Will medicare cover a chipped tooth?

Will medicare cover a chipped tooth?

Probably not: It will not cover routine dental services unless it is in the hospital or related to a systemic disease like cancer. ...Read more

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What are the options for chipped tooth with cavity?

Many options!: It depends on the size and depth of the "chip". A very small chip can sometimes just be smoothed out. Larger chips may require a filling, onlay, or possibly even a crown. These options also are dependent where on the tooth it has chipped and the amount of stress. My suggestion is seeing your dentist and discussing the options. ...Read more

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How much is it to repair a chipped tooth if you have medicare?

Depends: Medicare may not cover dental treatment as long as it is emergency..Depend on how toothvis chipped..Hard to say without seeing clinivally ..Get it checked by dentist accepting medicare.. ...Read more