Chipped front tooth 4 years ago. The enamel is weak and the corner is about to break off. No pain. Options? (Photo)
Doctor Answers 4
It's not possible to evaluate whether the tooth needs a root canal or not based on the photograph. The number one question is how and why the tooth cracked to begin with. An xray and clinical exam can give you the best options for treatment. There are a number of ways to correct a cracked tooth-bonded white filling material, a veneer, a crown...it depends on the location and severity of the break. If you don't feel comfortable with the recommendation of the dentist you saw, I would suggest a second opinion.
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Chipped Front Tooth and No Pain
The bonding is the least expensive as well.