You Have a Chipped Tooth – Now What?

It is quite fortunate that our teeth are actually quite strong. In fact, the enamel is the hardest material in your body. However, just like your bones, which are also strong, they aren’t indestructible. If you have a chipped tooth, you may be wondering what’s next. Here’s some helpful information that will help you get back on the road to a dazzling smile.

First, know that you aren’t alone. People end up with a chipped tooth for the simplest, and the most unusual, reasons. Sometimes it happens just biting down on something hard, like hard candy or an ice cube. It can also happen if you make the mistake of treating your teeth like a tool by trying to open a bottle or cutting a wire with your teeth. People with tongue rings represent one of the more unique ways in which a chipped tooth can happen. The good news is that regardless of how you got your chipped tooth, it can be fixed.

Your dentist may repair your chipped tooth much like they would treat a cavity, particularly if it is only slightly chipped. They’ll use a filling to restore the part that is missing using a tooth-colored material so it won’t be as noticeable. Larger damage may require a dental crown.

If you have a chipped tooth, getting it repaired as soon as possible is important. Here at Amberwood Dental Centre, we offer convenient hours, including evening and weekend appointments, to accommodate your schedule, so you can get your smile restored promptly. Give us a call, and we’ll do our best to fit you in right away.