A chipped tooth is a condition that indicates a broken tooth partially or severely. Generally speaking, tooth enamel is quite strong but there can be times when the tooth is already damaged and weak due to decay or cavity and any hard food such as a piece of ice or a hard candy can cause the tooth to break. There are several ways a chipped tooth can be dealt with in dentistry.
HOW IS CHIPPED TOOTH DIAGNOSED?
Dentists diagnose broken tooth through physical examination. In case you have been in an accident or have a dental cavity that has caused chipping of tooth, the dentist may order for a dental X-ray to assess the extent of damage
HOW IS CHIPPED TOOTH TREATED?
While teeth grinding and other injuries can be prevented with the help of teeth guards, chipped teeth can be replaced with procedures to install crowns, veneers, onlay, bridges and other inlay material as well as dental bonding.
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.