What If I’ve Chipped a Tooth?

In this video, Dr. Vahid Bashi discusses the different options for treating broken teeth and the importance of prompt care.

If you experience a broken or chipped tooth, it’s essential to seek prompt dental care to assess the damage and explore treatment options. Here’s what you should do:

1. Contact Your Dentist: As soon as you notice the broken or chipped tooth, call your dentist to schedule an appointment. Dental issues can worsen over time, so seeking professional care promptly is crucial.

2. Assessment and Treatment Options: During your dental appointment, the dentist will evaluate the extent of the damage to your tooth. Depending on the severity of the break or chip, various treatment options may be considered.

– Filling: If the damage is minor and doesn’t affect the structural integrity of the tooth, a dental filling may be a suitable solution. This procedure is relatively quick and may not require anesthesia.

– Dental Bonding: For cosmetic repairs or minor chips, dental bonding, as previously mentioned, involves the application of tooth-colored composite resin to restore the tooth’s appearance and function.

– Crown: In cases of more extensive damage or if the tooth’s structure is compromised, a dental crown (cap) may be recommended to cover and protect the remaining tooth. Crowns are durable and can provide long-term protection.

– Root Canal: If the chip or break extends into the tooth’s pulp (nerve) chamber, a root canal treatment may be necessary to remove damaged tissue and prevent infection.

– Extraction: In severe cases where the tooth cannot be saved, extraction may be the only option. If a tooth is extracted, your dentist can discuss replacement options, such as dental implants or bridges.

3. Prevention: To prevent further damage to your teeth, it’s essential to follow your dentist’s recommendations for care and maintenance. This may include wearing a nightguard if you grind your teeth, avoiding biting on hard objects, and maintaining good oral hygiene practices.

Remember that seeking prompt dental care for a broken or chipped tooth is crucial to prevent complications and ensure the best possible outcome. Your dentist will provide guidance on the most appropriate treatment plan based on your specific situation.

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Dr. Vahid Bashi has been passionately serving the Colorado Springs community with exceptional dental care since 2001. Before establishing his practice in Colorado Springs, Dr. Bashi honed his skills in Milwaukee, where he practiced for several years, laying the foundation for his illustrious career.

Dr. Bashi earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Marquette University. Further enriching his academic profile, he holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Utah. As a testament to his professional excellence and commitment to staying at the forefront of dental practices, Dr. Bashi is an esteemed member of several key dental associations. These include the American Dental Association, the Colorado Springs Dental Society, and the Colorado Dental Association.

Dr. Bashi’s practice philosophy centers around continuous improvement and technological advancement. He is fervently committed to integrating the latest technologies, continually upgrading equipment, and enhancing his professional skills through ongoing education. This dedication ensures that his patients receive the most advanced and effective dental treatments available.

Dr. Bashi believes in transparency and education, emphasizing the importance of patients being fully informed about his practice’s policies and methods. He understands that the more his patients know, the better he can serve their dental needs.

Dr. Bashi’s personal motto, “I strive for perfection and accept only excellence,” encapsulates his approach to dental care. This ethos not only reflects in his technical dental work but also in the compassionate, patient-centered care he provides.

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