What Causes Chipped Teeth?
A chipped tooth can happen to anyone, even patients with structurally healthy teeth. Chipped teeth are common in both children and adults, and should be addressed as soon as possible to avoid further complications. Common causes for chipped teeth may include:
- Dental trauma
- Sports-related injury
- Biting into hard objects
- Weakened teeth
It is important to note that chipped teeth can also be the result of poor oral hygiene or teeth grinding or clenching (bruxism).
What Happens If A Chipped Tooth Is Left Untreated?
Not all tooth damage is created equal. For some patients, a chipped tooth may lead to pain or swelling; for other patients, a chipped tooth may not cause any symptoms at all. In advanced cases, a damaged tooth may expose a nerve, which can lead to tooth sensitivity, tooth pain, or enamel damage. Other factors may influence your risk of developing an infection, dental abscess, or tooth loss.
Visiting the dentist at the first sign of a chipped tooth is essential to your recovery. Your dentist can work with you to determine if an underlying dental concern causes your tooth damage, or if it is just a cosmetic blemish; either way, a chipped tooth should be addressed.
What Are The Treatments For Chipped Teeth?
Treatment for chipped teeth will depend on several different factors including the size, location, and severity of damage to the tooth. Our team at Buckle Advanced Dental Care offers a full range of treatments for chipped teeth, including:
- Root Canal Therapy
- Dental Crowns
- Enamel Shaping
- Dental Bonding
- Porcelain Veneers
- Dental Implants
- Tooth Extractions
The goal of treatment is to preserve as much as the natural tooth as possible while enhancing the appearance of your smile.
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Schedule A Consultation
To explore your treatment options, visit Buckle Advanced Dental Care in Wirral. To schedule an appointment, call 0151 329 2979 or request an appointment online.