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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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Dr. John Gore
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Medicare (Definition)

Medicare is a federal program that pays for certain health care expenses of individuals who are 65 years or older. It is divided into three parts, with Part A covering hospital bills, Part B covering doctor bills, and Part C providing the option to choose from a package of health care plans. Individuals who have Medicare ...Read more


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

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

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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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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 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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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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What are the options for chipped tooth with cavity?

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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Having chipped tooth is how much common dental injury?

Having chipped tooth is how much common dental injury?

What's the cause?: Common in some, rare in others. It may have occurred due to cavities, misaligned teeth, parafunctional habits such as bruxism or clenching, or eating something really hard. Have your own dentist examine you and you'll get a better answer in regards to your own teeth and situation. ...Read more

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What do I do about a chipped tooth if I swallowed chip?

What do I do about a chipped tooth if I swallowed chip?

Chipped Tooth: Good news is they would not have been able to put that chip back on your tooth if you had not swallowed it. You need to see your dentist right away before it gets worse. Depending on the size of the chip and where it is in your mouth will determine if your dentist can do a bonding or a crown. ...Read more

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Could a fixed chipped tooth be sensitive for the rest of your life?

It depends: If the chip on your tooth is minor, then the sensitivity should not last beyond a few weeks. If the chip is of consequence, ie serious, you may need pupal treatment and/or restorative treatment. Any chipped tooth should be checked, as what you see may only be part of a fracture, and may involve a catastrophic failure and pain ...Read more

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What is the absolute best method to restore a chipped tooth in dentistry?

What is the absolute best method to restore a chipped tooth in dentistry?

Do it soon: The absolute best method is done quickly. Whatever the damage, large or small, "a stitch in time saves nine". Timely restoration could be as little as smoothing out an area to as much as an extraction. Treatment put off May be of no consequence, but if severe may lead to extreme pain and/or infection ...Read more

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I was wondering what would a dentist do with a chipped tooth?

I was wondering what would a dentist do with a chipped tooth?

Chipped tooth: A restorative dentist will repair it, that is what we do, the severity of the "chip" will determine which method is most appropriate, from a simple filling to more complex treatment which might include a partial or full coverage crown. Don't put off the treatment, time lapse will only complicate the treatment. ...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's the best way to fix a chipped tooth?

Chip repair: The best repair depends on the size of the chip and the location. Generally your choice of materials will be either composite or porcelain. If it is a small chip, bonding composite can be a good solution. Other factors including how you bite against the chip. Porcelain is generally more durable and doesn't stain but has a higher cost. Both can be made to look very good. ...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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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