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Chipped Tooth


A chipped tooth is the most common type of dental injury. Whether from wear and tear or resulting from trauma to the face, it only takes one small accident to be left with a dental injury that requires professional help.

Chipped teeth can be extremely painful and irritating, and more serious chips could cause dental health issues if left untreated. If you need chipped tooth repair in Murray, read on to learn more about chipped teeth and what kind of treatment may be best for you.

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What is a Chipped Tooth?


The enamel that coats your teeth is tough — in fact, it is one of the strongest tissues in your body due to its high percentage of minerals — but it can still be damaged. Any type of trauma to the face or an ill-placed bite can cause a break serious enough to require chipped tooth repair.

A chipped tooth is usually easy to diagnose, though in minor cases you might not notice the damage right away. There will likely be a small piece of the tooth missing, and you may run your tongue across a tooth to find it jagged and sharp. More severe chips are often accompanied by gum irritation around the tooth or pain when biting if the chip is near to or is exposing the nerves of the tooth.

Common Ways to Chip a Tooth

There are many ways that teeth can break. Chipping can occur from something as simple as biting down on a piece of ice or from a more serious form of trauma such as a face-first fall or a blow to the jaw. You can even get a chip by using your teeth to tear open a package, or by grinding your teeth in your sleep.

The easiest way to prevent a chipped tooth is to avoid using your teeth for anything other than chewing food, keep from biting directly down on hard foods, and wear protective face gear such as a mouthguard when playing contact sports.

The Risks of a Chipped Tooth

After a broken or chipped tooth, the risk factor of further damage to the tooth increases significantly. Chipped tooth repair will help to strengthen the break, but the tooth will remain prone to breaking if not handled with care. This is especially true if you experience a cavity or another form of tooth decay after the damage, or if your tooth enamel is compromised.

Enamel can weaken due to age, consumption of high amounts of sugar and acidic foods and frequent exposure to stomach acids through heartburn, acid reflux and vomiting. Any weakened tooth increases the risk of a chipped tooth.

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Fifteen months ago I had a root canal at a different endodontist in Salt Lake. Ever since that time, my teeth had been in pain. For the past twelve months I have visited with the team at Greater Endodontics four seperate times, specifically with Dr. Matt LeCheminant. Even though the problem was not readily apparent and...
— Amy Curtis, Posted March 12th 2022 on google
This place was awesome. Very helpful and comfortable. Best part about was the doc is a 49ers fan. Watched Netflix the entire time. The only thing that was missing is a shot and a Beer.
— Brandy Bone, Posted January 28th 2022 on google
I had a very easy going time during my procedure. I really enjoyed the TV mounted to ceiling! It made the visit go much faster and I wasn’t concerned with what they were doing. Great place!
— Chase Cheney, Posted January 3rd 2022 on google
I was referred to Dr. Facer after sustaining a fractured tooth in a biking accident. The staff was friendly, supportive, and great at communicating everything that was going on. Dr. Facer completed a phenomenal root canal on my tooth, all while dealing with the complicated factor of me having a broken jaw/limited openi...
— McKenzie Roers, Posted December 13th 2021 on google
Dr. Brockbank and his assistant could not have been more caring during my emergency root canal, making certain that I felt no pain during the procedure. I was highly impressed with Dr. Brockbank’s professionalism and skills as a dental surgeon. I very much appreciate their office working with my dentist to find an ap...
— Cary Duncan, Posted October 1st 2021 on google
I'm so glad I went here. I can't say I enjoyed it or that it was comfortable but I had a tooth with really deep roots and I kept burning through the anesthesia. I think I counted 8 shots before I was done. However, I believe anyone else would have made this uncomfortable experience incredibly painful. Fortunately, ...
— Kristi Smith, Posted September 9th 2021 on google
I got in on short notice for a root canal. So grateful that they worked through lunch to help me out! Very friendly staff!
— Jim Lampe, Posted September 8th 2021 on google
Dr Lecheminant and his assistant Kim are extremely knowledable, thorough and empathetic. I had a root canal done and needed followup, and they always take excellent care of me, and are very conscious of my extreme sesitivity as well -Great provider!!!
— Mary Grajales, Posted August 20th 2021 on google
I had a great experience during my double root canal! Dr. Facer and Vicki were incredibly kind, thorough, and professional. I highly recommend them 😊
— Keanne Murray, Posted August 17th 2021 on google
This was my first time having a root canal and I was dozing off during my appointment because I was so comfortable. I will recommend this office to everyone I know! Their staff was so friendly and helpful explaining the entire process. The Dr. and assistant eased my mind and asked me if I was doing okay through the ent...
— Ali Jo Lay, Posted July 22nd 2021 on google
The staff was Friendly and Professional. They got me right in and were very helpful and answered all my questions. They made sure I know what they were doing and when they found an issue they discussed my options and suggested different options and helped me come to the treatment right for me. They let me know up front...
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I've had a lot of root canals and dental work - like a LOT. My regular dentist was in the middle of crowning a tooth when it was determined that I needed an urgent root canal. Greater Endodontics had me in and the root canal completed less than 24 hours later and were SO gentle and SO clean. The office is very comforta...
— Tiffany Barrett, Posted July 9th 2021 on google
The office staff was friendly and helpful upon my first call through my appointment and checkout. Dr Facer was very experienced, kind, compassionate and honest about a treatment plan and gave me multiple options. I highly recommend Greater Endodontics.
— Jennie Johnson, Posted July 2nd 2021 on google
I had an intensive root canal re-treatment today... something that was possibly going to require a more extensive surgical procedure. Dr. LeCheminant was excellent!! He listened to my concerns and anxieties, answered questions, made adjustments and accommodations to keep me calm and did excellent work! This probably s...
— Log into Facebook | Facebook, Posted June 24th 2021 on facebook
Needed an emergency root canal and they were able to accommodate me. Excellent, friendly staff and the Dr. Brockbank made sure I had absolutely no pain while he performed a very deep root canal. Thank you so much!!!
— Jodie Post, Posted June 4th 2021 on google
Dr. Matt L. is awesome!!! He is my "go to"!! He is the best!!! I highly suggest Dr. Lecheminant to anyone that needs the pain to be eliminated in a professional and with ultimate expertise. Thank you!
— Mary Holbrook-Henriksen, Posted May 26th 2021 on google
A great experience in every way. I particularly appreciated the way that the procedures were explained to me in advance as well as during treatment. The front desk staff were professional and had everything ready to go when I arrived. The endodontist and technician were excellent and gave me every confidence in their w...
— Russell Pack, Posted May 25th 2021 on google
Only pain was the numbing shots. Procedure was done quickly and efficiently. Recovery has caused no pain. 10/10
— Hannah Elder, Posted May 25th 2021 on google
Honestly, the worst part was the mental anxiety I put on myself before I went in. I feel like an idiot after going through the process and finding out how easy, fast and painless it was. I highly recommend.
— Aaron Wernli, Posted May 20th 2021 on google
I had an issue with an unfinished root canal and ended up being referred to Greater Endo. I was very nervous, but Dr LeCheminant was so kind and helpful. I was very impressed with their state of the art technology, the friendliness of the employees, and how quick and easy the whole process was. I couldn’t be happier ...
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Chipped Tooth Repair


Whether or not you should seek immediate chipped tooth repair depends on the severity of the injury. Some breaks are minor and cause no lasting damage, but cracks that cause irritation or intense pain should be treated as soon as possible to save the tooth and prevent further damage. Minor chips can also be repaired for cosmetic reasons or to smooth an annoying jagged edge.

Most chipped teeth can be repaired with a simple filling and cap. However, a more extreme fracture may extend to the roots, exposing the pulp of the tooth and requiring a more intense procedure. Some of the most common treatment options for a chipped tooth include:

Bonding is the easiest repair method for smaller chips and breaks. This process involves using a tooth-colored resin or porcelain material to mold and cement over the damaged area. The material is hardened with ultraviolet lights that are used to harden and dry the material. After drying, the tooth will look as good as new. Bonding can last for up to 10 years if properly cared for.

Veneers are the next step above bonding, more suited for chipped teeth with more severe and/or previous damage (they can even be attached to a bonded tooth). Rather than a spot-treatment method like bonding, a veneer is a thin porcelain cover that is attached to the front part of the tooth. They are designed to seamlessly match your teeth, and they’ll provide protection and strength to a chipped tooth. They can last for approximately 10 to 20 years.

Like veneers, dental onlays and inlays cover a portion of the tooth with a thin cover to protect and strengthen a chip. Where veneers adhere to the front of the tooth, onlays cover the damaged tooth’s sides, cusps and chewing surface — and inlays only target the chewing surface. They are sometimes referred to as a “partial crown.” They can last for the same amount of time as veneers, around 10 to 20 years.

Crowns and caps are the more extreme version of veneers. Instead of attaching to a specific section of the damaged tooth’s surface, a crown will cover the entirety of the tooth. This is the preferred method for teeth with significant chips or breaks to prevent further damage and lessen pain. The average lifespan of a crown or cap can span 15 to 20 years if cared for properly.

Dental fillings are another common way to fill chips and cracks on damaged teeth. A filling material, often made from porcelain or composite resin, is injected into the affected area of the tooth and allowed to dry. If the patient can comfortably bite down after the material has been set, the filling successfully restores the stability of the weakened area on the tooth. Fillings often last up to 15 years with good dental hygiene.

In cases where the fracture extends to the roots and infection takes hold, a root canal treatment is usually required to save and restore function to the tooth. A root canal treatment removes the inflamed or infected pulp and the inside of the tooth, restoring and saving the natural tooth and preventing further decay. After the procedure, a crown or filling will be applied to the tooth to repair the chip itself.

The long-term health of a chipped tooth depends on the nature of the injury, the length of time from injury to treatment, and how your tooth was cared for following the injury. Seek treatment from a Utah endodontic specialist immediately following a dental injury to increase the likelihood of saving the tooth and preventing infection.

Greater Endodontics Chipped Tooth Repair in Murray

Dental injuries can happen anytime to anyone. At Greater Endodontics, we lead the way in quality care and emergency pain relief for our patients. Our team provides the best Utah root canal treatments, and we specialize in saving and restoring the original tooth whenever possible in chipped tooth cases.

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