Temporary Fixes for a Chipped or Broken Tooth
- If your whole tooth falls out, with the root intact, place it in a small container with milk.
- If the remaining tooth has a sharp edge, you can try covering it with chewing gum, gauze, or wax.
- If you’re experiencing a lot of pain, try taking an over-the-counter pain reliever.
30 Sep 2019
Can a chipped tooth heal itself?
While a crack can be repaired, a cracked tooth will never be 100 percent healed, unlike a broken bone might be. But prompt treatment offers the best chance of saving your tooth and preventing infection and further damage. And while your mouth may be sore after the treatment, the pain should subside in a few days.16 Oct 2017
How much does it cost to fix a chipped front tooth?
Generally, you might expect to pay the following prices for the different treatments that can fix chipped teeth: Bonding a tooth might cost anywhere from $100 to $1,000, and the total cost might depend on how much work needs to be done on a tooth. A filling might cost anywhere from $90 to $500.28 Aug 2019
Does a chipped tooth need to be fixed?
In most cases you should plan to have your chipped tooth repaired. Depending on the location of your tooth you may opt for a root canal treatment to repair the nerve and a cap to restore its appearance. In rare cases a dental extraction and tooth replacement may be necessary to repair your tooth.30 Apr 2015