A permanently broken tooth is called a chipped tooth. A person can lose the entire tooth, if proper treatment is not provided. Pain, further damage or infections can be a result of a chipped tooth. Dental filling, root canal, dental cap and dental veneer are some of the ways for repairing such teeth.
HOW IS CHIPPED TOOTH DIAGNOSED?
If the chip is too close to the pulp of the tooth, where all the nerves are present, a root canal would be necessary.