dental care


Question by  melissa123 (50)

Do you get a filling for chipped tooth?

I chipped my front tooth.


Answer by  annie52foof (1459)

When I was very young I fell on some black ice and chipped my bottom front tooth. The dentist did indeed fill my chipped tooth. The chip in the tooth exposed a nerve which then had to be removed and filled. He also filed down the part that was chipped.


Answer by  judithr105 (269)

Dentists use bonding material for chipped teeth, not filing material, provided that the chip is small. The tooth is coated with bonding material, and then must be cured for a time until the material has completely hardened. If the chipped area is large, then a dentist will put a cap on the tooth.


Answer by  bubbyboy (9929)

It depends on where the chip is. If it is between the teeth, it would be easy to fill. If the tooth is broken off, it might be easier to pull and have a false replacement.


Answer by  quisqualis (1756)

When front teeth are chipped, they typically get a cap. This is because a filling will not restore the shape of a tooth in a way that is durable and cosmetically satisfactory. Your dentist should be able to help you restore your chipped tooth, but it will cost more than a filling would.

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