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Mason Chipped Tooth Repair | Cedar Village Dentistry

Achieve a beautiful, complete smile by repairing your cracked/chipped tooth

Do you have a chipped or cracked tooth?

Our dentists are experts in cracked tooth repair. If you’re battling issues with a chipped, fractured, or broken tooth, let us provide high-tech, comprehensive solutions.

Call (513) 449-8619 today to schedule a consultation for your cracked or chipped tooth repair.

Problems caused by a chipped or cracked tooth

The most common problem caused by a chipped or cracked tooth is tooth sensitivity. When you have a broken tooth, the nerve becomes exposed and can be irritated by hot or cold foods, drinks, chewing gum, or even air. The pain is usually sharp, but it may come and go, depending on what you are doing at the time.

Besides being painful, a cracked tooth can also lead to an infection if it is not treated correctly. Your dentist will need to remove any damaged parts of your fractured tooth so that it does not cause further problems later. They may also prescribe antibiotics to treat any possible infections.

If you continue to chew on food that causes pain, your dentist may need to fit a crown over the damaged part of your tooth for protection and strength.

Other common problems include:

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Gum recession

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Malocclusion (teeth shifting out of place)

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Tooth decay

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Tooth discoloration

How to fix a chipped tooth

Depending on its severity and location within the mouth, there are several ways to fix a cracked tooth:

Inlays and Onlays

These restorations place a protective layer over the damaged part of your tooth. They’re usually made of porcelain or composite resin that matches the rest of your teeth perfectly.

Bonding

For larger cracks on a chipped front tooth, Dr. Dooley recommends bonding the front surface of your smile back together with composite resin material.

Dental Implants

Depending on the size of the crack or chip on an affected tooth, it may need to be replaced with a dental implant.

Crowns

Crowns are one of the most common types of broken tooth repair. It is commonly used when you have a cracked molar or a chipped molar that makes it difficult for you to chew properly or causes discomfort when you eat hot or cold foods.

Frequently Asked Questions About Cracked and Chipped Teeth

What causes chipped or cracked teeth?
Chipped or cracked teeth can occur during an accident, when biting down too hard, grinding your teeth, or from trauma caused by a sports injury or fall. Teeth that have been through root canal treatment or gum recession can also be more susceptible to cracking and chipping.

Chipped or cracked teeth can also be caused by clenching and grinding. New research shows that clenching and grinding could be due to sleep apnea. It is important to rule this out as if it is undiagnosed and untreated it can lead to a higher risk for heart attacks and stroke as well as take away up to 10 years of your life!

How do I know if I need a crown?
If you have a cracked tooth or one that has chipped down to the pulp, you will need a crown. A crown covers the entire tooth, protecting it from further damage while improving its appearance. If you have any questions regarding whether you should get a crown, contact our dental office today!
What are the symptoms of cracked and chipped teeth?
Cracked and chipped teeth can cause pain in your mouth, especially when chewing or biting down on something hard such as a piece of food. You may also experience sensitivity to temperature changes in your mouth or tongue.

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We’re proud to call Mason home and sponsor these great organizations…

St. Susanna Catholic Church
Mason City Schools

Office Information

Phone: (513) 770-4370

Hours:
Monday / Tuesday / Thursday: 7am - 7pm
Wednesday / Friday: 8am - 5pm
Every other Saturday: 8am - 1pm

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Insurance
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Cedar Village Dentistry accepts cash, check, credit cards, and offers flexible financing and payment options, including CareCredit. We also accept most insurance plans and are happy to help you maximize your benefits.

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Our membership plan includes:

  • 2 cleanings
  • 2 exams
  • Needed x-rays
  • 15-20% discount on treatments

 

All for just $329 a year.

 

Call (513) 770-4370 to learn more.

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We can help you understand your benefits and file insurance forms on your behalf.

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