The enamel (outer layer of the tooth) is the hardest tissue in the body — yet, it’s not unbreakable. Serious falls, blows to the face, and other types of trauma to your tooth can cause a chip or break. If you have a chipped or broken tooth, you can trust that the AZ Family Dental team is here for you and can address this highly common dental emergency quickly and efficiently.
The dentists and staff at AZ Family Dental strive to treat each patient like family while offering the most advanced, professional services. Chipping a tooth is a stressful situation, but with our exceptional care and compassionate reassurance, we can help put your mind at ease. After over 40 years serving the greater Phoenix area, we have helped countless patients regain their confidence and full function after chipping a tooth.Request Appointment
A chipped tooth happens when a tooth breaks above the gum line and a portion of the outer enamel becomes completely separated. This type of fracture often results from trauma or an impact on the face near the mouth.
While small chips involving only your tooth’s enamel pose the least risk of potential tooth loss, you should still see the dentists at AZ Family Dental as soon as possible to assess the injury. A broken, chipped, or fractured tooth can impact the appearance of your smile, and it could become further damaged or infected, potentially leading to tooth loss. Chips can also create sharp edges that cause discomfort.
During your emergency dental appointment, your dentist will take a series of X-rays and evaluate your chipped tooth to rule out additional injury beyond what is visible. Additional appointments may be needed to restore your damaged tooth to its natural appearance and function.
At AZ Family Dental, we offer several treatment options for a chipped or broken tooth, depending on how severely it is damaged. Before proceeding, your dentist will explain everything so you understand what your treatment entails. Small chips can often be repaired in one office visit. A severely broken tooth may require additional care. Here are some repair services we offer for a chipped, broken, or cracked tooth:
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If you chip or break your tooth, we encourage you to schedule your appointment at AZ Family Dental right away. While new patients are welcome to contact us during business hours, returning patients can request after-hours emergency care. Call us at 623-939-6574 so we can expedite your service to ensure no further issues develop. For non-emergencies, you can also contact us online.