Your tooth is one of the strongest parts of your body. Although it’s stronger than your bones, a hard blow or a very poor dental hygiene can cause your tooth to crack. However, there are ways to fix your chipped tooth with the help of Dr. Ruth Maccara at New Hamburg dental group. Until you are able to see your dentist, you can take care of it at home.
Here are other causes of chipped tooth:
- Grinding your teeth when sleeping
- Accident injuries
- Playing physical sports without a mouth guard
- Biting on hard foods
Ways of restoring a chipped tooth in New Hamburg
Here are three ways of a chipped tooth restoration:
- Bonding – A composite material is molded onto the healthy tooth to correct the chip. Your dentist, Dr. Ruth Maccara, will shape the material so that it fits your tooth perfectly. With proper care, bonding can last up to ten years.
- Veneers – These are porcelain made and are placed to cover the front of your tooth. Veneers can be installed individually or as a set. If properly cared for, it can last up to 20 years.
- Crowns – They serve as protection for any damaged tooth. Crowns are usually suggested as a treatment for a chipped tooth New Hamburg. If a big part of your tooth is lost, crowns are an appropriate treatment. They also protect the tooth from further tooth decay and exposed nerves.
If the chipped tooth is painful, you may take painkillers that can be bought over the counter. Rinsing your mouth with lukewarm water and salt can help remove the excess food between your teeth. Make sure to keep your chipped tooth clean by brushing and using a mouthwash right after.
A chipped tooth can be considered an emergency case if it’s bleeding and the pain is unbearable. Don’t leave your damaged tooth untreated and follow Dr. Ruth Maccara’s advice of seeing your dentist right away.