A chipped tooth has a story to tell: it could have been a fall, a bite of something hard or show traces of a fight. Regardless of the manner in which the tooth was broken, its possessor should seek help from a dentist. A broken or chipped tooth might not seem like a great deal at first, especially if it is not one of the front-facing teeth. But over time even the slightest chip can lead to more extensive tooth damage.
Repairing a chipped tooth
When dealing with chipped teeth the dentist will chose the appropriate restoration technique according to the size of the chip or chips. This type of damage can be superficial, meaning that it is located near the edge of the tooth or it can be more profound, if the damage is located closer to the base of the tooth.
Small tooth chips can be easily fixed by using filling materials, adjusted to fit the natural color of the the tooth. This is called composite restoration and it can be used on most healthy teeth. The dentist will be able to advise you which material is best for your particular case and also tell you more about the costs for using these various composite resins.
Teeth that are severely broken may not be fixable only by using a bonding technique. In these cases, the dentist
will need to use a dental crown or a veneer
in order to restore the appearance of a tooth.
Our dentists in Bucharest
work with high quality materials and can offer you the best solution for repairing a chipped tooth
Problems caused by chipped teeth
Although small chips seem harmless, they can in fact set the groundwork for future tooth decay
. A broken tooth
will be more vulnerable to other chips and cracks
and if a large portion of the tooth is lost, especially if the pulp is exposed, then that particular tooth is very vulnerable to bacterial infection. A root canal treatment
may be needed in this case.