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Treating Cracked and Chipped Teeth

Oct 22nd, 2018

Cracked a Tooth?

Cracking or chipping your tooth can be extremely painful. While a chipped or cracked tooth may cause issues with chewing, biting, and eating, it can also cause further harm to your other teeth.

What Happens?

A cracked tooth can cause harm to the root of the tooth and can sometimes lead to infection. Endodontic treatment is the best option if you have a cracked tooth. An Endodontist or dentist can perform a procedure to save the tooth. If you suspect (or know!) that your tooth is cracked, visit your dentist right away before the crack worsens or causes further damage to other parts of your tooth.

Options

If you have a chipped tooth your dentist will likely proceed with one of two treatment options: a dental filling or dental bonding.

Filling

You’ll likely receive a filling if you chip a small piece of a tooth, or end up chipping an unnoticeable tooth in the back of your mouth. Superficial or unnoticeable chipping is important to get examined, but can repaired with a simple filling procedure.

Bonding

If you chip a front tooth or a large portion of a tooth, your dentist will likely opt for a procedure called bonding. Bonding resin is a tooth-colored cement puddy that can be shaped and applied to the tooth to make it look like nothing ever happened!

The most important thing to do is call us as soon as you crack or chip your tooth so we can help as soon as possible!

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Our 5 Year Warranty

Anyone can train to be a technician, but few have the talent to become an artist. That’s why Dr. Mathew is able to guarantee his cosmetic dentistry work for a full 5 years. If anything goes wrong with the work, Dr. Mathew will fix it free of charge, as long as you continue with your regular 6 month preventative care cleaning and check up for the duration of the warranty.

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Here at Paul Mathew, D.D.S. we work diligently to protect our patients' privacy. Requesting an appointment via our Internet portal is considered part of what the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) has identified as electronically protected healthcare information or ePHI. Unfortunately, despite our best efforts, there are people or entities that may attempt to intercept the data you transmit to us. By checking the "I agree" box, and electronically making an appointment request, you acknowledge that you are making an appointment over the internet and that Paul Mathew, D.D.S. will keep this information confidential but cannot guarantee that others, outside of our practice, may illegally intercept this communication. By accepting these terms and conditions and sending this request via our Internet portal, you accept the inherent risk(s) associated with making this request for an appointment. If you do not accept the terms and conditions, you are always welcome to contact our office via telephone to schedule your appointment.

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