Solutions For Chipped Teeth Problem

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So many Americans have chipped teeth problem. It's because in their foods, there are solid ingredients such as seeds, nuts, and occasionally bones, which can be very adept at chipping and breaking teeth. The repair of chipped teeth can often mean less than affordable dental work. How can you get affordable dental enamel repair once your enamel chips or breaks? While every oral situation may be different, this article lists 4 common fixes for chipped or broken teeth.


When you crack or break a tooth the most important thing is to get treatment as quickly as possible. Emergency dentists are available to treat serious conditions like this around the clock. The sooner you are able to get help the more likely it is that your tooth will be saved and that you will not develop other serious complications resulting for the incident. Any things can cause a tooth to chip or break and there are 4 common treatments used in modern dentistry to fix chipped and broken teeth.


1. File Down. A chipped tooth is usually fixed simply by filing down and polishing the tooth to round off any sharp edges that could lead to weaken tooth structure or injure the tongue. Filing is the cheapest and least invasive of all treatments for chipped or broken teeth. As long as the chip is small no further treatment procedures will be required.


2. Bonding. When the chip is large enough to be seen by the naked eye it will require more than just simple filing down to fix. Your tooth will not naturally regrow and replace the chip. Once a tooth is chipped the damage is permanent and only with restorative procedures can the tooth be saved. The restorative procedure commonly used for large cracks involves a popular resin-based composite (also used for white filings) to be placed and bonded to the tooth and then finally shaped and polished. This composite will look natural and restore proper tooth structure.


3. Crown. When a large portion of the tooth has been cracked or broken, the dentist will probably recommend crowning the tooth. This is a restorative procedure involves placing a solid protective cap over the top of the damaged tooth. A crown will save what is left of your natural tooth and protect the surrounding teeth from decay and infection.


4. Extraction. In the most serious cases the damage is so severe that the tooth can not be saved with composite bonding or crowning. When this is the case the tooth will have to be completely removed. The dentist will pull the tooth out from the socket and then install a replacement false tooth. There are several different methods for replacing an extracted tooth including a partial denture, dental implant, or a bridge. These are the most expensive restorative procedures and are also the most invasive. The best scenario is that enough of the tooth is in good condition to simply support it and not have to completely remove it.


The important thing is that your receive treatment right away. The sooner you are able to get help the more likely you can avoid a more serious and expensive procedure. No matter what restorative procedure you may require be sure to follow your dentists instructions for rest and care following the procedure. You can reduce your risk of damaging teeth by wearing custom fitted mouth guards when playing sports that are high impact.


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This article was published on 2010/06/19