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We Can Typically Correct a Chipped Tooth Instead of Extracting It

Posted on 9/21/2021 by Evan
We Can Typically Correct a Chipped Tooth Instead of Extracting ItUnless you have an extremely chipped tooth, we can typically correct it using other means than extraction. Actually, a chipped tooth is quite common. Many people find that they have bit down wrong, received a blow to the face, or misjudged just how hard a piece of candy really is, only to find part of their tooth floating in their mouth.

Dental Chip Treatment

In some instances, a dental chip does not even require treatment. Chances are, if you did not even notice you have a chipped tooth, you would not need treatment. However, one chip on your tooth can become a bigger problem. For that reason, it is a good idea to get the tooth checked out to see the extent of the dental chip. If your dental chip is large and a significant amount of the tooth is chipped off, we will need to fix that right away as the risk of infection climbs higher as more of the tooth is missing. Give our office a call immediately, and we can help you, and we probably will not need to extract the tooth.

If a small piece of enamel is missing, we may repair the damage using a dental filling. If the front tooth is chipped, we will likely use a procedure called bonding. This allows us to apply a tooth-colored composite resin to the tooth and then reshape the tooth, so it appears natural again.

Call us First if You Chip Your Tooth

If you have a chipped or broken your tooth, give us a call right away. We can give you directions on how to care for your chipped tooth until we can see you. We want to treat your chipped tooth and get you back to smiling again.

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