A chipped tooth is breaking off just a small piece of tooth enamel. The symptoms are:
1. Tooth pain that comes and goes unpredictably
2. Tooth pain when chewing or relieving biting pressure
3. Tooth pain when exposed to extreme hot or cold
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?
Biting hard food can also lead to chipped teeth and cracks.