A chipped tooth is one of the most common dental injuries seen at our Federal Way dentistry clinic. They are easy to come upon, be it from tooth decay, an impact to your face, or biting off more than you can chew. Should this happen, it is important that you get your damaged tooth repaired as quickly as possible in order to restore the functionality of your mouth and stave off further damage.
The process that goes into repairing your tooth depends on how severe the damage is. If the damage does not penetrate into the sensitive pulp inside your tooth, you may be able to get away with a simple crown or similar structure. However, if the pulp has been damaged, you may need to have a root canal, followed by a crown or veneer. See your dentist for more information.