Does your kid have a chipped or broken tooth? Chipped and broken teeth are considered dental emergencies that require a prompt visit to the dentist. Having the affected tooth repaired immediately is a must to prevent complications and other future problems. Continue reading to learn more about fixing a chipped or broken tooth and how much it would cost you.
The total cost of dental treatment for chipped teeth depends on the extent of the damage. Small chipping may require a simple bonded restoration, while the more extensive ones may require root canal treatment and crown.
Listed below are the usual treatment options for chipped teeth. Price estimates are without dental insurance coverage:
Go to a dentist as soon as your kid chips or breaks his tooth. Again, the treatment would depend on which tooth or teeth are affected, the extent of the damage, and several other factors.
Small or minor chipping can be fixed with a simple composite filling. Restoration with composite is easy and pretty straightforward. Unlike crowns and other more advanced tooth replacement options, placement of composite filling can be completed in a single appointment.
More severe chipping, where a huge portion of the tooth is already affected, requires more advanced treatment. Chipping where a large chunk of tooth structure has come off requires at least a jacket crown to fix.
In extreme cases where more than half of the tooth crown is gone but the root/s is still intact, your kid will be referred to an endodontist. An endodontist is a dentist who specializes in root canal treatment, or RCT. RCT will be performed on the involved tooth or teeth to prevent infection.
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