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Chipped Tooth: Causes and Treatment in Centreville Square


Teeth are considerably strong, but some factors can cause chipped tooth which needs treatment to prevent the exposure of tooth roots and lead to damage. Some people tend to take a Chipped tooth for granted since it is painless however it can get worse which can compromise the vitality of the tooth. Here at Smiles for Centreville, we offer Chipped tooth treatment to repair teeth structure and prevent the risk of decay and damage.

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What is Chipped Tooth?

It is a type of tooth mishap which affects the tooth aesthetics, and if left untreated, it can cause further damage that can affect the overall oral health. Once the tooth exterior is compromised, it increases the risk of tooth damage by exposing the inner nerves of the teeth that may cause teeth sensitivity and pain.

Causes of Chipped Tooth

  • Hard Materials and Foods

Biting on hard materials such as candies, ice cube, etc. can cause chipped tooth.

  • Cavities

Cavities weaken the teeth enamel and structure which increase the risk of having chipped or broken tooth.

  • Poor Oral Hygiene

Poor Oral hygiene decreases teeth enamel that makes the teeth vulnerable and weak making it prone to a chipped tooth.

  • External Injuries

Contact sports sometimes cause dental trauma, a hard hit to the mouth or accident.

  • Bruxism

Excessive grinding and clenching can also cause chipped tooth.

Treatment for Chipped Tooth

When a  tooth breaks, it allows the bacteria to enter the tooth and damage the pulp, that’s why it is essential to treat chipped tooth as soon as possible. Here are the treatments offered in Smiles for Centreville.

Bonding refers to the application of tooth-colored resin cured by a specialized light to improve teeth shape and appearance as well as the function.

Inlays and Onlays are restorative materials placed in the chipped or broken tooth to restore the teeth structure and function

  • Crowns

Crows are protective caps placed over the tooth to restore its natural appearance and preserve the teeth’s pulp to keep tooth’s vitality

Veneers are thin, custom-made resin shells placed over the teeth to mask teeth irregularities to improve teeth appearance, shape, and structure.

Once you experience chipped tooth, visit the dentist for immediate treatment to prevent the damage from progressing and restore the teeth aesthetics and structure.

If you are suffering from Chipped Tooth, schedule your appointment with us for a treatment. Avail of our Chipped Tooth Repair Service in Centreville. Our dental office is located at 14245-P Centreville Square Centreville, VA 20121.