Chipped Teeth

Is Your Tooth Chipped?

Your chipped tooth may be easily noticeable, or you many just notice a bit of a rough spot with your tongue. Perhaps a small chip is causing some sensitivity. We may be able to fix it! Give us a call and let’s see what’s going on.

What Causes a Tooth to Chip?

Impact injuries to the mouth, such as a slip and fall, often result in chipped or fractured teeth — but accidents aren’t always to blame.

Teeth can chip doing more normal things, like biting down on a popcorn kernal. Sometimes the cause isn’t as apparent. You might wake up one morning and notice a tooth feels a little funny. What’s going on here?

It’s likely that your tooth has been weakening over time as the result of an underlying issue (such as dental decay), making you more susceptible to chips. So while it may appear like your tooth chipped on something hard, there’s almost always an underlying cause that’s truly to blame.

Ways we can fix chipped teeth

Depending on the severity and location within the mouth, there are several ways we can fix a chipped tooth:


We may be able to bond the front surface of your chipped front tooth with composite resin material.

Inlays and Onlays

These restorations place a protective layer over the damaged part of your tooth. They’re usually made of porcelain that matches the rest of your teeth perfectly.


Crowns are one of the most common techniques of chipped tooth repair. It is commonly used when you have a chipped molar that makes it difficult for you to chew properly.

Dental Implants

Depending on the size of the chip or crack on an affected tooth, it may need to be replaced with a dental implant.