Best dentist in Christiansburg, Blacksburg, Radford VA to treat Chipped Teeth

Accidents can happen to anyone, anywhere, at any time. Any blow or forceful impact to the tooth causes it to chip or break. Even though the outer layer of your tooth- enamel, is the hardest tissue is your body, even harder than the bone- it is prone to wear, tear and breakage.

Common reasons for a broken or chipped tooth

  • Fall or trauma from sport activities
  • Car accidents
  • Biting on hard things such as walnuts, ice or using your teeth as a “bottle opener”
  • Grinding your teeth while asleep (bruxism) or in anger or stress

Often the chipped tooth appears to be painless unless it leads to other dental problems like tooth decay. In the front teeth, it is easier to notice your broken tooth. However, to find out the chips in the back teeth, Dr. Dutt at Opulent Dental advises people to look out for the following:

  • Rough or jagged edges hitting your tongue
  • Toothache
  • Tooth sensitivity
  • Irritation in gums around that tooth
  • The tongue “getting hurt” while touching the chipped surface
  • Pain on biting

Can Broken or Chipped Tooth be fixed?

Once the patient comes into the dental clinic, the dentist at Opulent Dental will perform a through oral examination – both clinical and radiographical. After diagnosing the location, depth and severity of the chipped tooth, the dentist will devise the treatment plan

With the use of best dental material and innovative dental procedures, here is what we can do to repair your broken tooth at Opulent Dental:

For anterior (front) teeth:

  • Tooth colored fillings
  • Reattaching the broken part of the tooth (if the conditions allow)
  • Dental bonding
  • Dental veneers (porcelain or composite)

For posterior (back) teeth:

  • Tooth colored fillings
  • Dental crown (if a major chunk of the tooth is missing)

FAQs

If my whole tooth breaks, what should I do?
This may be a dental emergency and so we advise that you call your local dental office near you. Opulent dental is your local emergency dental office. We always try to schedule patients with dental emergencies for same day dental appointment (during working hours). During afterhours, you may call our office for suggestions but ultimately depending on the severity you may have to visit your local emergency room. Meanwhile, stop the bleeding and pain with cold packs and painkiller. If the whole tooth comes out, try to hold it back into its place until you reach your local emergency dentist. If not then put the broken part in milk and take it with you to the dental clinic. The dentist will reattach it.

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