What to Do If You Chip or Break a Tooth

Posted - November 17, 2021
What to Do If You Chip or Break a Tooth

What to Do If You Chip or Break a Tooth

It’s the holidays, and we know that you’re eager to bring out all of your favorite dishes for the different seasons. However, some sweets and tougher delights could take a toll on your teeth and leave you with either a split or chipped tooth after taking a bad bite.

At FastNewSmile®, we care about the total integrity of our patient’s smiles, and not just replacing them with our All-On-4 specialty implants.

Let’s look at the serious subject of a chipped tooth and why you should always seek dental implant replacements over dental work that won’t last a lifetime.

 

Warning Signs Of A Chipped a Tooth

Aside from the searing pain and bleeding that could come from a severely chipped tooth, other signs could point to your need for a swift resolution of a chipped tooth.

Some symptoms of a chipped tooth could be:

  • Uneven, jagged surface as you run your tongue along your teeth
  • Irritated gums in a specific area of your mouth
  • Noticeably uneven chewing
  • Pain or discomfort around the affected tooth

 

3 Most Common Causes of Chipped or Cracked Teeth

Unfortunately, chipped teeth aren’t like other bones in your body and don’t reconstruct themselves after the damage is done. So, the best way to avoid a chipped tooth is to be aware of some of the root causes behind chipped teeth:

  • Cavities that weaken the tooth and lead to an easy break
  • Biting down on hard candies, hard nuts, ice, or bone
  • Alternating quickly between hot and cold foods

 

What Can Happen If You Don’t Treat a Chipped Tooth?

Just because your tooth may be chipped and free from pain doesn’t mean you should leave it alone to fester. The enamel on your teeth is there to prevent the actual root of your tooth from becoming damaged and infected.

If you leave a chipped tooth alone, the chip will continue to break over time, and your raw tooth is constantly exposed to bacteria and food that can get stuck in the gaps and rot.

This can lead to deep infections within your gums, damage the surrounding teeth, and could even become a life-threatening problem in rare cases.

The bottom line; if your tooth is chipped, it’s always safest to get the problem resolved as soon as possible.

 

Why Dental Implants Really Are The Best Solution

Before you pick up the phone to call your dentist, it’s important to remember that the average dental solution is one that:

  • Isn’t permanent
  • May not be possible with a deep chip
  • Easily stains
  • Requires constant visits to keep up the appearance of a natural tooth.

Dental implants are a simple permanent solution that involves the complete removal of the infected or chipped tooth.

Once the tooth is removed, so long as the jawbone of the patient is healthy, a dental implant can be placed permanently in the bone and offer the following benefits:

  • Natural-looking tooth replacement
  • Low maintenance beyond standard dental care
  • Comfortable chewing and talking capabilities
  • Unbeatable durability

 

How Fast Can FastNewSmile® Fix Your Tooth?

At FastNewSmile®, we aim to provide our patients with the fastest possible solution to fixing a damaged smile. Our revolutionary teeth in a day procedure guarantee that a patient enters our office with a chipped tooth and leaves with a natural, healthy smile.

 

Fix Your Chipped Tooth in a Day With FastNewSmile®!

Where most dental specialists take multiple days and appointments to complete teeth replacements, FastNewSmile® Dental Implant Center solves a person’s smile within a matter of hours.

Contact us today to learn more about our services and to schedule your free consultation.