I chipped a tooth and the edge is sharp, what do you advise?

Andrew, I think i’ve chipped a tiny little part of the inner biting edge of my front tooth in the corner off as when I run my tooth vertically between my front teeth it feels like a sharp knife and my tongue feels sore. Is there anything that I can do to get the tooth edge smooth and straight again? Will the sharp edge smooth out in time with brushing or dental polishing or would the edge have to be filed slightly? If something can be done, would I have to get a cosmetic dentist to fix it?. Thanks
A normal dentist can do this for you it either needs smoothing or wait for it to smooth itself out
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April 29th, 2011 at 08:47 PM
miro Says :

HI I have a chipped tooth,what dental treatment do you recommend I need to get it straightened?

April 29th, 2011 at 08:47 PM
charlotte hooper Says :

This depends on how badly damaged it is. It might need a crown, veneer or just a simple filling

May 24th, 2011 at 08:47 PM
Kristina Says :

hi im 29 and when i was around 23 i had a brace on my teeth to close the gap between the front two and altough it made my teeth look neater there wasstill a clear gap between them, i then went to australia and while i was there i had 2 caps put on the front two which ment that the gap was gone andaltough i still dont have great teeth i was alot happier , but 2 years on aa have chipped the inside of one of the caps and i now have a slight gap between the front two , its only small but it bugs me! i was wondering if dentist would be able to fix this and roughly do you know how much it would cost?thank yo

May 24th, 2011 at 08:47 PM
Christy Says :

My partner has a chipped tooth due to an incident and she is not registeredat a dentist. It is likely that she will need a dental implant.

May 25th, 2011 at 08:47 PM
Jacey Says :

HI i would like to know how much it would cost to get 5lumineers or veneers put on my front teeth in american money, i have gapsin between them and i got in an atv accident and chipped my front tooth andknocked out the 3rd one back from the front, is there anyway you could help me , im from america but am willing to come there to get it done becausethe prices are ridiculous over here, im realy insecure about it and im only23 years old so it realy affects me everyday , please help me out thank you

May 25th, 2011 at 08:47 PM
Octavio Says :

Hi, I have chipped my left upper lateral incisor tooth. I would like an assesment and quote for getting this fixed. Many Thanks,

May 25th, 2011 at 08:47 PM
Saul Says :

Hello, I have had problems with them since I was 10 years old when I had anaccident and chipped the bottom half of all of them (just the four). I then had orthodontistry and following the trauma of my previous accident the two central to the left as you look at my face died and I had root canal surgery. This was done by an excellent dentist and fortunately you cannot tellfrom their appearence. However, the teeth are chipping due to the cement that was applied to give them back their shape is too weak to act as a permanent solution. I would now like veneers to correct the appearence on a morepermanent basis. I am wondering what you charge for this procedure

May 25th, 2011 at 08:47 PM
Ramon Says :

Hello I currently have veneers on my four front (top) teeth. They are quiteold, one is chipped and they are looking quite discoloured. I know that the teeth underneath don’t look good, hence the veneers! I am looking to getthem replaced, but what I would like to know is how long I would have to wait between my impressions being taken and the new veneers being fitted? I would be embarrassed to have to go to work with my ‘real’ teeth… Thanks

May 27th, 2011 at 08:47 PM
Jaiden Says :

hi i have been a student for a few yeares now, i am 24, therefore nhs freecover is n/a. i was hit in the face last year which broke and chipped a fewteeth, and coutld not afford too get them fixed at the time, i would liketo sort this out asap due to some hot/cold sensitivity and causing of severe and constant migraines. do you have a suitable payment plan?

May 27th, 2011 at 08:47 PM
Enrique Says :

The other night I chipped two of my front teeth after falling over (I wouldsay there is roughly one quarter of each missing). What would be the bestway to treat this and roughly how much would it cost?

June 1st, 2011 at 08:47 PM
Lamar Says :

Havingmoved around a lot with work a lot in recent years, I haven’t been registered for a while and, to be honest, my teeth are a bit of a mess, with a few broken down – and a chip just having come off a front tooth in the last few minutes. Given that, I’m keen to ensure they don’t deteriorate furtherand also see what can be done about the existing problems.

June 1st, 2011 at 08:47 PM
Alice Says :

I was wondering whether you could give me advice on whether i am suitable for bonding on my tooth. I chipped the tooth next to the front two (so it isvisible) and, since it was only small, the dentist filled it down. Howeverit now looks a lot smaller than the rest of my teeth and i feel that it distorts my smile. Is it possible to add length, as it were, to this tooth using bonding? will it last? Thanks for your help,

June 14th, 2011 at 08:47 PM
Lila Says :

Hello Doctor, I wonder if you could help. Recently I was involved in an mild accident, where basically I tripped and fell face first against a curb and chipped my front tooth. My NHS dentist has xrayed it to make sure there is no internal or root damage and is more than happy with the actual stability of the tooth, but of course aesthetically it is less than desirable. The chip is in the very bottom left hand corner would you suggest bonding it or go full out with veneers? any advice you could give would be greatly appreciated. thank you.

June 14th, 2011 at 08:47 PM
Carissa Says :

Bothe bonding and veneering could work in that situation. You want to make sure you go to someone who is qualified in cosmetic restorative dentistry. Dr. Komal Suri in Wendover is quite good.

June 23rd, 2011 at 08:47 PM
Keenan Says :

I had a slight chip on the back of my front tooth about a year and a half ago. My dentist added bonding to smooth the tooth out. The result was the bonding that was added started to cause a rigid line on the back of the tooth. It became something bothersome in terms of the way the tooth felt, so I had my dentist fix the bonding, but sad to say there is a small chip that was left at the inner edge of the tooth. Is there any chance of my tooth becoming infected, cracking or anything of the sort? By the way I also gave up chewing ice :)

June 23rd, 2011 at 08:47 PM
Alexander Says :

There is no chance of an infection or further cracking of your tooth due to the bonding.

July 19th, 2011 at 08:47 PM
Peyton Says :

I chipped my top front tooth. It’s very small, so much that I can barely see it in good light. Could it turn into a crack?

July 19th, 2011 at 08:47 PM
Kennedy Says :

Most likely it will not lead to any further problem. See your dentist and have it polished smooth and that should prevent it from further chipping

September 23rd, 2011 at 08:47 PM
Brycen Says :

i have fallen over and chipped the corner of my front tooth. It doesn’t hurt too much but it looks very, very ugly. How can i make the tooth whole again? I don’t have too much money so can you recommend the cheapest option for me? thank you

September 23rd, 2011 at 08:47 PM
Eliana Says :

The least expensive way to restore the tooth is with “bonding” or composite resin. The longevity of this will depend on how much of the tooth is broken as well as other factors but it should be adequate.

December 16th, 2011 at 08:47 PM
Ulysses Says :

i was just wondering what you would suggest for a chipped tooth. The chip is relatively small but noticeable as it is at the front of my mouth and it doesn’t feel sore or painful, and it has been a week since i had the accident which caused it. I have got an appointment booked for next week to see my dentist but would just like some extra expert information before I visit him. any help you could give would be greatly appreciated

December 16th, 2011 at 08:47 PM
Arielle Says :

Sometimes the chip can be easily contoured without any problem. However, too much contouring can adversely affect the bite and its function.

October 8th, 2012 at 08:47 PM
Lisa.N Says :

You should maybe get it done by filling it, which doesnt cost much, depending on how much filling is needed. If the chip is too big, you may need a a crown

October 8th, 2012 at 08:47 PM
Albert Says :

I have been to the dentist the nerve on two of my molars I is exposed. He put a temp filling in them today. Two hours after the filling was in my teeth ache. is this normal? how long will it last? or should I just have a root canal done?

October 8th, 2012 at 08:47 PM
Abigayle Says :

If the nerve was truely exposed you will need a root canal. The doctor may have placed a temporary filling to see how the teeth respond. If they hurt you most likely need a root canal. Discuss this with the dentist.

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