A chipped tooth is damage to teeth, which are not moved from their original position. A chipped tooth is usually caused by trauma -- from biting down on something hard to receiving a blow to the face. Tooth decay can also weaken a tooth, eventually causing it to break. Sometimes a chipped tooth will cause a toothache or jaw pain; other times it may lead to tooth sensitivity.
HOW IS CHIPPED TOOTH DIAGNOSED?
A dentist diagnoses a chipped tooth simply by looking at the tooth.
HOW IS CHIPPED TOOTH TREATED?
The dentist uses any of the following treatments to repair a chipped tooth:
1. Dental bonding
2. Veneers i.e. cover for a tooth
4. Root canal procedure
5. Dental implant
DID YOU KNOW?
In many cases chipped tooth are caused due to decay and plaque. A good dental hygiene in daily routine may be helpful to prevent a chipped tooth.