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Cracked & Chipped Teeth (Broken Tooth)

Damage to teeth can happen due to a variety of reasons and at times be completely unexpected. Although the tooth enamel is quite strong trauma to teeth can result in a crack or chip causing a broken tooth. In more extreme cases such trauma can even result in the tooth getting completely knocked out.

A cracked tooth or chipped tooth can negatively affect the appearance of a person’s smile while also being quite painful, depending on the severity of the damage and location of the tooth. The friendly team at Hillier Road Dental & Implant Centre take the time to assess your cracked, chipped or broken tooth so they can provide the necessary treatment to restore your smile.

The causes of cracked & chipped teeth (broken tooth):

Damage to teeth such as a crack or chip is most commonly a result of trauma to the teeth, this can be a result of:

  • Extensive tooth decay
  • Falling on teeth or a blow to the face
  • Biting on something very hard
  • Old mercury amalgam fillings

What is the treatment for a cracked or chipped tooth?

Restorative dental treatments are generally the solution to repair and fix a cracked or chipped tooth. These restorative dental treatments can include:

  • Dental Fillings
  • Dental Implants
  • Dental Crowns & Bridges
  • Root Canal Therapy

What happens if you ignore a cracked or chipped tooth?

Ignoring severe damage to a tooth such as a crack or chip can lead to more serious problems such as the tooth splitting or breaking further. When a tooth splits or breaks extensively it can reveal the nerves within the tooth resulting in a severe toothache and pain. A damaged nerve might require root canal therapy and even result in a loss of the tooth.

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