Is chipping a tooth really a big deal? Apart from cosmetic are there any other reasons as to why you would have to get a chipped tooth fixed? The answer is yes! Leaving a chipped tooth can lead to what would have been a minor fix to a major fix, like a root canal. If the chip is close to the pulp containing the nerve it can get infected from bacteria filling the chip if it is not dealt with quickly and this can lead to a lot of pain and discomfort. Minor chips can be fixed with modern bonding techniques using tooth coloured filling materials. If a large portion of the tooth is missing we may suggest a crown (which covers the tooth) or a veneer. If you would like to know more about fixing chipped teeth you can visit our website @ www.maryleboneimplantcentre.co.uk or call us on 02034342934. If you do chip your teeth it is important to see your dentist as soon as possible to get an assessment of the damage and to limit any long term problems.