Chipped Teeth

If you have chipped teeth and are feeling a bit lost about what to do next, you're in the right place. Don't let a chipped tooth affect your smile. We provide effective treatments to help you achieve a healthier smile.

What If I Have Chipped a Tooth?

If you chip a tooth, it’s important to take immediate steps to protect it and prevent further damage.

  1. Rinse your mouth: Start by rinsing your mouth with warm water to clean the area and remove any debris.
  2. Save any pieces: If possible, save any broken pieces of the tooth. Store them in a small container of milk or saline solution, as they may be useful for the dentist.
  3. Apply pressure: If there is any bleeding, apply gentle pressure with a piece of gauze or a clean cloth until it stops.
  4. Reduce swelling: To reduce swelling and pain, apply a cold compress to the outside of your mouth or cheek near the chipped tooth.
  5. Avoid hard foods: Stick to soft foods and avoid biting down on the chipped tooth to prevent further damage.
  6. Pain management: Over-the-counter pain relievers can help manage any discomfort. Avoid aspirin, as it can increase bleeding.
  7. Schedule a dental appointment: Contact your dentist as soon as possible for an examination. Early treatment can prevent complications and restore your tooth’s appearance and function.

Symptoms of Chipped Teeth

Painful chipped tooth

Chipped teeth can present several symptoms. Visible cracks or chips are the most obvious signs. You might experience sensitivity to hot or cold foods and beverages. Pain when chewing is another common symptom, indicating potential nerve exposure. Sharp edges from a chipped tooth can cause discomfort or injury to your tongue and cheeks. 

A chipped tooth without pain

A chipped tooth without pain might seem harmless, but it still requires attention. Even without discomfort, the structural integrity of the tooth is compromised. Ignoring it can lead to further damage, such as increased sensitivity or infection. Seeking prompt dental care ensures that minor chips are repaired before they worsen, maintaining the health and appearance of your smile. Early intervention can prevent more extensive and costly treatments down the line.

How To Fix A Chipped Tooth?

Several effective treatment options exist for chipped teeth. The right choice depends on the chip’s severity and location.

Dental bonding

Ideal for minor chips, one of our cosmetic dentistry, dental bonding involves applying a tooth-coloured resin to the chipped area. This resin is shaped and polished to match the surrounding teeth, restoring the tooth’s appearance and function.


Veneers are thin, custom-made shells that cover the front surface of a tooth. They are suitable for more significant chips and provide a durable, aesthetic solution.


When a large portion of the tooth is missing, one of our restoring dentistry, a crown can cover and protect the remaining structure. Crowns are designed to look like natural teeth and offer long-term protection.

Root canal treatment 

In cases where the chip exposes the tooth’s pulp, causing pain or risk of infection, root canal treatment might be necessary. This treatment involves removing the damaged pulp, cleaning the inside of the tooth, and sealing it to prevent further damage.

Suffering From Chipped Teeth Concerns? Contact us Today

If you have a chipped tooth or any other dental concern, we are here to help. Our team provides expert care to restore your smile and ensure your oral health. Schedule an appointment today for a consultation.

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