How to Correct Chipped Teeth

Updated on Thursday 04th August 2016

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Teeth are extraordinarily strong, but they can chip, break or crack (fracture) and this can happen in many ways, like bitting down on something hard, having big and old amalgam fillings that don't support the remaining enamel of the tooth, being hit in the face or mouth, having cavities that deteriorate the tooth, or falling.

Our dentists in Dubai offer proper treatment plans and suitable guidance through the process of correcting the chipped teeth, and also dental implants if necessary.
 

What happens when you have a chipped tooth


When a tooth breaks or chips, it may not hurt. On the other hand, your tongue will generally sense the sharp area quite fast. Slight tooth fissures typically don't cause discomfort, but if a big piece of tooth breaks off, it can make you feel the pain. 

In this situation, the nerve inside the tooth may be injured. Extreme discomfort can also occur when nerve terminations in the dentin are open to air, or to hot or cold foods and drinks.
 

Types of chipped teeth


Fractured cusp happens when a piece of a tooth’s chewing exterior breaks off. It usually doesn’t cause too much discomfort.

A split tooth is generally the consequence of a long-term fissured tooth. It is recognized by a crack with different pieces that can be detached. A split tooth cannot be entirely saved.

Craze lines are small fissures that only disturb the external enamel. Craze lines are common for adults, they are superficial, cause no agony, and are of no distress beyond the way they might look.

Vertical root fracture are fissures which begin in the root of the tooth and spread to the chewing exterior. Frequently, they show slight signs and symptoms. Many times, they are revealed when the nearby bone and gum become infested.

A cracked tooth means a fissure which spreads from the chewing surface vertically to the root. Primary conclusion is significant in this situation, in order to save the tooth. A cracked tooth left unhealed will get even worse as time goes by and can end in a loss of the tooth. Early and proper dental treatment is vital to save the broken teeth.
 

Correcting the chipped teeth


The craze lines hardly need treatment. Though, your dentist in Dubai may lightly polish the surface to smooth out any irregular spots. 

Cracks can sometimes be restored with filling material and the tooth frequently will need a crown to avoid the crack from getting worse. If the pulp (nerve and other live soft tissues) is injured, you may need a root canal as well. 

Small chips don't always require treatment. Your dentist in Dubai may recommend repairing the injury with filling material to stop it from getting worse or to make the tooth look and feel healthier. If the chip is very small, the dentist will polish and smooth out the chipped surface

Broken cusps affect the pointed chewing exteriors (the cusps) of the teeth. They frequently do not disturb the pulp and are improbable to cause too much pain. The dentists in Dubai will repair the injury to reestablish the tooth's form. Often, however, an onlay or crown will be necessary. 

Please feel free to contact our dentists in Dubai for extra information and proper treatment plans if you want to correct chipped teeth.

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