Article written by Elite Dental Group
Although enamel is the hardest tissue in the body it can weaken and chip if a person bites down on something hard. Chipped teeth can be painful and left untreated can cause an infection or a cavity. If you suffer from a chipped tooth, rinse your mouth with warm saltwater and seal the area with sugar-free gum. This will reduce the chances of further damage and reduce food particles getting lodged within the crack. It is best to visit a dentist, who may offer some of the following options to remedy a chipped tooth.
Filling or Bonding – If a small piece of enamel has been chipped, the damage can be repaired by applying a filling. Often a dentist will repair the damage using a tooth-colored composite resin called a bonding. The resin will be set in place with an adhesive substance.
Dental veneers – Dental veneers are best for chipped or broken teeth that are visible when a person smiles. Veneers are thin tooth-colored resin or porcelain that is applied to the front of teeth secured by dental cement.
Dental cap or crown – A cap or crown is ideal to cover a damaged tooth. They are designed to protect and preserve a tooth’s function and appearance.
The cost of repairing a chipped or cracked tooth will depend on the severity of the damage. However, it is always best to repair a chipped or cracked tooth before the damage is irreparable and results in tooth loss.
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