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What Is a Broken or chipped Tooth?

A broken or chipped tooth is a condition in which there is damage to a tooth’s structure. A broken tooth refers to a tooth that has been completely cracked or broken off, whereas a chipped tooth refers to a tooth that has only a small piece of the tooth missing.

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Chipped Broken tooth and toothache

What Are The Main Reasons For Chipped To Cracked Teeth?

The main causes of a chipped or cracked tooth can include trauma, grinding and clenching, old fillings or crowns that have worn down over time, erosion from acid-containing foods and beverages such as coffee or soda, large fillings, and sometimes even genetics. It is important to seek treatment as soon as possible in order to repair the damage and prevent further damage from occurring.

How To Prevent Our Teeth From Getting Chipped And Cracked

How To Prevent Our Teeth From Getting Chipped And Cracked?

Yes, there are several preventive measures you can take to help reduce the risk of chipping or cracking your teeth.
  • It is important to wear a mouthguard while playing sports
  • Avoid chewing on hard objects such as ice or hard candy.
  • Maintaining good oral hygiene with regular brushing and flossing can help to prevent tooth decay and erosion which can also cause chipped or cracked teeth
  • Avoiding teeth grinding or clenching can also help reduce the risk of chipping or cracking your teeth.

How To Repair A Chipped Or Broken Tooth?

Repairing a chipped or cracked tooth can require dental bonding, a dental crown, veneers, root canal treatment, or extraction depending on the severity of the damage.

– Dental Bonding: This option involves applying a composite resin to repair and cosmetically enhance the appearance of your tooth.

– Dental Crown: A crown is used when repair work is more extensive as it covers and encases the entire visible portion of your tooth.

– Veneer: If you are looking for cosmetic repair work then porcelain veneers may be an option to consider as they can disguise chips and cracks while improving overall aesthetics.

– Root Canal Treatment: If decay has occurred due to a chip or cracks then root canal treatment may be necessary in order to save your natural tooth.

– Extraction: In some cases, an extraction may be necessary if the damage is too extensive or if other treatments wouldn’t be adequate in fixing your broken or chipped tooth.

Following an extraction, our team can help you explore options like dental implants or dentures to replace the missing tooth and restore your smile.

Symptoms Of A Cracked Or Broken Tooth Can Include:

  • Pain or sensitivity when biting or chewing
  • Pain when consuming hot or cold foods or liquids
  • Sharp pain when the tooth is exposed to changes in temperature
  • A visible crack or chip in the tooth
  • Swelling or tenderness in the gums near the affected tooth
  • A change in the way the teeth fit together when biting
  • A dull or persistent toothache
  • Tingling or numbness in the tongue, lips or gums near the affected tooth
  • Difficulty in opening the mouth or difficulty biting or chewing.
It’s important to note that not all cracked or broken teeth will cause symptoms and some people may not be aware that they have a cracked or broken tooth until they visit a dentist. It is important to regularly visit a dentist for regular check-ups and to detect any issues early.

Frequently Asked Questions

There are various repair options available for fixing a broken or chipped tooth, including dental bonding, dental crowns, dental veneers, root canals, and even extractions. The best solution will depend on the severity of the damage and your individual needs. Our experienced team will provide a comprehensive assessment to determine the best repair option for you.

Repairing a chipped or cracked tooth typically involves cleaning out any debris from around the damaged area before filling it with a composite resin material to rebuild it back up to its original level of strength and aesthetics. In some cases, additional treatments like dental crowns may be needed as well depending on how much damage has occurred and what state your teeth were in prior to repair work being done.

The length of time required depends on several factors such as the severity of trauma and the amount of repair work needed but typically takes 1-2 appointments lasting about an hour each time at our practice for smaller repairs such as minor chips and cracks. More extensive repair work may require additional appointments and time.

If the damage to your tooth is too extensive or severe, an extraction may be necessary. In this case, our experienced team can help you explore options like dental implants or dentures to replace the missing tooth and restore your smile.

The cost of repairing a chipped or cracked tooth depends on the severity of the damage and the repair option chosen. If a repair is minor, such as dental bonding, then the cost may be relatively low. However, if more extensive repair work is required, such as a dental crown or veneer, then the cost can be significantly higher.

It is important to discuss repair options with your dentist in order to determine the best course of action for your individual needs. Our team at Nundah Central Dental is here to answer any questions you may have and provide expert advice on repair options for chipped and cracked teeth. We look forward to helping repair and restore your smile!

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