Restoration Options for Chipped Teeth

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A tooth can be chipped from biting down on something hard or as a result of an impact. The chip might feel rough against your cheek or tongue, but the damage might not be severe enough to cause pain. However, without the right chipped tooth treatment, a chip can lead to more serious problems, including cracks, decay, and infection. We can help you find the best treatment for your chipped tooth and protect your smile. Treatment includes:

 

  • Enamel contouring, which can be a great option for smoothing out minor chips and eliminating small rough spots
  • Dental bonding, which uses tooth-colored composite materials to restore small areas of damage
  • Dental filling, which might be necessary if the damaged area is larger

 

If the damage is more severe, we may recommend an inlay, onlay, or dental crown. These restorations cover a more significant area of the tooth and can protect the tooth better if it has been cracked, fractured, or if a cusp has been broken.

 

In most cases, a chipped tooth can be repaired in a single appointment, and you can use your tooth as soon as you leave our office. Call us to schedule your appointment with our expert in emergency dentistry in LA.

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Restoration Options for Chipped Teeth

What to Do with a Chipped Tooth

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If you have chipped your tooth, contact our emergency dentists in Los Angeles as soon as possible. If you cannot get to the dentist right away, first rinse your mouth out with warm water. If there is any bleeding involved, use gauze to stop it. If you are not able to get to the dentist the same day, cover your tooth with dental cement until you can get into the office.

The treatment of your chipped tooth will correspond to how badly it has been injured. A very minor chip may not require anything more than a smoothing and polishing of the tooth by the dentist. If it is a medium-sized chip, dental bonding or an onlay can be used to restore the tooth. In some cases, a dental crown may be necessary. If the chip is large, there is a good chance you may have exposed or damaged the root of the tooth. If this has happened, you will need a root canal in order to save the tooth. The chipped tooth will then be restored with a crown.

If you have chipped your tooth, contact our expert in treatment of chipped teeth in Los Angeles to schedule an appointment as soon as possible.

What to Do with a Chipped Tooth