Chipped Teeth Q&A: Prevention, Treatment, And More

Even though your enamel is extraordinarily strong and durable, that doesn’t mean you’re immune to experiencing a chipped tooth. This can most certainly happen to anyone! While it can be a bit alarming at first, there’s no need to worry. We will be glad to guide you through the usual questions we receive (and the answers we respond with), so you feel much more informed regarding how to avoid chips, what to do if you get them, and more.

Questions and Answers

Question: What can I do, if anything, to prevent ending up with a chipped tooth?

Answer: You can simply remain careful when it comes to eating. Don’t bite down if you think what you’re about to consume is hard as a rock! Don’t try to open up packages with your teeth. Don’t carry things with your mouth (use your hands or your shoulder!).

Question: What should I do if I’ve already chipped part of my smile? Can you help me get my teeth to look whole again (in a natural-looking way)?

Answer: Of course we can help. Come talk to us. We offer cosmetic treatments that can help you regain a tooth that looks whole and healthy again. As for the finish, all of our cosmetic care yields beautiful, lifelike results.

Question: Is it dangerous to chip my tooth? Will a chipped tooth harm my oral health or if I don’t mind the way it looks, can I leave it as it is?

Answer: This depends on the severity of the chip. Generally speaking, it is not going to harm your smile health. However, it may leave your tooth more vulnerable to future damage or it can cut soft tissues. You can likely leave it as is but as always, we suggest you check with us during a visit.

See Us For Your Chipped Tooth Today

If you’ve chipped a tooth, come on in for a visit, so we can ensure your smile is safe and offer any cosmetic treatment you may wish to select. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Kalyan Nadella or Dr. Benjamin Walder, call Columbia Dental & Orthodontics in East Dallas, TX today at (214) 827-8000. We also gladly serve patients in Mesquite, Oak Cliff, Garland, and all surrounding communities.