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?
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?
If your tooth is chipped or broken, it is advised to see a dentist soon to avoid further damage to the tooth.