Chipped teeth can occur due to excessive teeth grinding as well as injuries and accidents. The teeth that are avulsed due to trauma can also leave chipped teeth in the same vicinity. Chipped teeth are more common in young children as they push their gums as the teeth start to sprout.
HOW IS CHIPPED TOOTH DIAGNOSED?
A dentist diagnoses a chipped tooth simply by looking at the tooth.
HOW IS CHIPPED TOOTH TREATED?
The treatment for chipped tooth is based on the severity of the tooth. A tooth filling is used to fix the outer part of the tooth (the enamel). A dental filling may be used for the enamel and inner layer of the tooth (dentin), but often a dental crown is necessary in these cases. The most serious ones are those that damage a tooth's nerve. These usually require a root canal to remove the damaged nerve and blood vessels.
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.