Chipped Teeth

Our teeth are really strong, but with the many stresses and strains that they have to endure, they can chip, crack or break.  Untreated cavities can cause a tooth to become brittle and break .Old, large amalgam fillings, where the remaining structure of the natural tooth can become brittle over a period of time and might chip under hard trauma. A certain condition called cracked tooth syndrome might represent as chipped tooth. Proclined upper tooth might chip due to sudden fall in the ground .To prevent your tooth from chipping regular dental check-up is necessary. If there is any broken or carious tooth it should be restored or duly treated.

Teeth with minor chips on the edges usually are repaired by smoothing the edge and inserting a tooth-coloured filling. Heavily fractured and seriously broken teeth may require more complex treatments, as these problems may be due to a cavity. A large cavity can cause fractures and breaks and, if left, will become extremely painful. Cracks can be filled and bound together with specialised tooth cement, while a broken tooth will be fixed with a crown. Crowns are also used as part of the treatment for other types of splits and breaks, such as broken cusps, split roots or vertical breaks, split molars, and as a precaution against further cracks. As a last resort, if your tooth has decayed from the inside-out

For front teeth venires and white fillings can be a mode of treatment.