Chipped & Broken Teeth

 

You're crunching ice or a piece of hard candy when you notice something hard in your mouth that doesn't melt or dissolve. You get a sick feeling as you realize what it is -- a piece of broken tooth.

Although the enamel that covers your teeth is the hardest, most mineralized tissue in the body, its strength has limits. Falling, receiving a blow to the face, or biting down on something hard -- particularly if atooth already has some decay -- can cause a tooth to chip or break. If you discover you have broken or chipped a tooth, don't panic. There are many things your dentist can do to fix it.

 

 

Treatment Options for Chipped & Broken Teeth

Depending on severity of the damage, treatment options can vary.

  • Simple tooth filing

  • Dental bonding

  • Crowns and veneers

  • Root canal

  • Extraction