Often, a chipped tooth can affect the appearance of a patients smile, but a chipped tooth can also lead to other oral complications that can cause pain and discomfort. For instance, damage to the crown of the tooth can lead to a tooth infection as well as weakening of the affected tooth.
Chipped teeth can also occur in patients that grind their teeth. When this happens, the enamel of the teeth can become damaged.
If someone chips a tooth or teeth, they should contact our office as soon as possible. The dentist will assess the situation by examining the chipped tooth or chipped teeth as well as take a series of X-rays to check the condition of the injury and the neighboring teeth in your mouth.
Several treatments are available for chipped teeth. After an examination, your dentist will recommend the best treatment for your specific condition. This can range from simply smoothing the chip to fixing it with a basic restoration, veneers, or even placing a crown to protect the damaged teeth.
The information provided is for general information purposes only and not intended to replace professional care. Please consult your physician or dentist for advice and diagnoses so you can be properly treated for your specific situation.
Downsview Plaza Dental Office
1078 Wilson Avenue
(at Keele Street)
Downsview, Ontario M3K 1G6
Phone: (416) 633-6443
Monday: 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Thursday: 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Friday: 7:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.