Description: A tooth can be chipped or broken any number of ways: biting into hard foods, hitting against a hard surface, sports/auto accidents, or any other trauma. While some fractures are visible, others may not be as obvious and will need to be examined by a qualified dental professional using x-rays and other diagnostic tests.
Solutions: Depending on the extent of the broken tooth, options for restoring the tooth may include dental bonding, porcelain veneers, or porcelain crowns. In some cases, if the nerve has been affected, the tooth may require additional attention. More extensive fractures may require root canal treatments or even extraction and replacement of the tooth with an implant or a porcelain bridge.
There are various treatments for a smaller, cosmetic chip. Many of them can be performed in just one dental visit. Depending on your situation, any one of these chipped tooth treatments may be an option for you to correct chips or surface flaws: cosmetic bonding, porcelain veneers, or porcelain crowns.