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?
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?
The first thing to do when your tooth chips off is to save the broken piece. If only a small portion of the tooth has chipped, it can easily be repaired through a filling or bonding using a composite resin. If a large portion of the tooth has chipped off, then you might need to wear a crown or a cap to cover the rest of the tooth
DID YOU KNOW?
Teeth are usually strong, but a broken tooth is not uncommon. There is no way to treat chipped tooth at home.