Chipped Tooth

//Chipped Tooth

Whether you get hit when playing contact sports, bite down on something hard, or get in a car accident, a chipped tooth can happen at any moment. While our teeth are the most mineralized tissue in the body, they still have their limits. Once you’ve realized you chipped a tooth, don’t panic, there are many things we can do to help!

Common Causes

  • From a fall or car accident
  • Biting down on a hard substance
  • Playing contact sports without a mouth guard
  • Grinding teeth during sleep

After chipping a tooth, you should see a dentist as soon as possible before it becomes further damaged or infected. Our treatments vary depending on how severe the damage is; below are some of the most common solutions.

Chipped Tooth Solutions

  • Dental cap or crown
  • Root canal therapy
  • Dental filling or bonding
  • Tooth reattachment
  • Dental veneers

Visit Dental Arts San Diego

If you’ve chipped a tooth, we recommend scheduling a visit with us as soon as possible. Our choice of treatment will depend on the severity of the damage. To keep up dental health, we advise our patients to regularly floss, brush, and have professional cleanings twice a year. You can schedule an appointment over the phone at (619) 444-1001 or get in touch through our website contact form.