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Chipped Tooth Repair in Escondido, CA

Don’t wait to fix your tooth!

Chip a tooth? Here’s what to do.

  • Call our dentist office at (760) 741-5775 and schedule an appointment right away.
  • Cover any sharp parts of your tooth with a piece of dental wax or sugarless gum.
  • Take an over-the-counter pain reliever if you have any discomfort.
  • Rinse your mouth with warm water or use a cold compress if you’re experiencing swelling.
  • Avoid extremely hot or cold foods as your tooth will be extra sensitive.
  • Don’t eat hard foods. Stick to soft foods and no chewing to prevent additional damage.

Even if you’re not in any pain or the chip is on a back tooth and isn’t visible, it’s important to seek help as soon as possible. Our dentists provide fast chipped tooth repairs, easy payment options, and comfortable care. 

Why do teeth chip?

Slips and falls, car accidents, contact sports, and other injuries often result in chipped or fractured teeth — but accidents like this aren’t always the culprit. You could chip a tooth by doing something as ordinary as chewing on a hard piece of food. You might also just wake up one morning and notice a tooth feels different than it used to. Why is this?

It’s likely that your tooth has been weakening over time as the result of an issue like tooth grinding (bruxism), decay, cavities, large fillings, or even acid reflux! These problems make your teeth more susceptible to chips, breaks, fractures, and lost fillings. So while it may appear like you cracked a tooth while eating a sandwich, there’s almost always an underlying cause that’s truly to blame.

    Do you have a chipped tooth?

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    A chipped front tooth will be very apparent. But if you’ve chipped a molar or a very tiny piece of a tooth, you may not notice the problem right away. Be on the lookout for other symptoms of a chipped tooth, including:

    • Rough, jagged surface when you run your tongue over your teeth
    • Irritated gums around the problem tooth
    • Sore tongue from catching on the tooth’s uneven edge
    • Pain when biting and chewing
    • A tooth that just feels different than usual

      How to fix a chipped tooth

      There are many ways to fix a broken tooth — we’ll help you determine which treatment is best for you. 

      Filling

      Small chips or fractures are easily fixed with a white filling — especially when decay and cavities are to blame. A white filling is durable and looks better than a silver filling.

      Veneers

      Porcelain veneers are wafer-thin shells that attach to the front of your tooth, restoring its shape and color. This is a highly customizable treatment with natural results.

      Bonding

      Bonding involves cementing a composite material to the surface of your tooth and reshaping it to its natural form. Bonding offers protection for years to come.

      Same Day Crowns

      A crown covers the entire visible portion of your tooth, restoring its shape, appearance, and function. Crowns offer a strong and natural looking solution to chipped teeth and can be completed in just one visit.

      Hear from our patients

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      Karin R.

      My husband Gary recently had a new crown made at TLC Dental using a state of the art machine called Cerec. The entire procedure was completed in just a few hours start to finish and the crown is absolutely beautiful! One visit that was it! I can’t tell you how grateful he was to miss only a few hours of work to have this procedure done in 1 visit!  As my husband always tells me they are the best dentist we have ever had. So lucky to call them ours! Thank you TLC!

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      Gerald E.

      Excellent customer service!
      From the front desk staff to the assistants!
      You’ll be pleased!

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      Get help today

      Our office is the preferred choice for broken, cracked, and chipped tooth repairs in Escondido. If you think you might have a chipped tooth, give us a call at (760) 741-5775 or contact us. Becoming a patient at our office is easy and we look forward to welcoming you.

      Our office

      950 E. Pennsylvania Ave, Suite A
      Escondido, CA 92025
      Get directions

      We’re located just outside of downtown Escondido and offer free on-site parking.

      Call: (760) 741-5775

      Hours
      Monday-Thursday:
      7:30 am – 4:30 pm

      Friday-Sunday:
      Closed

      Financing available through CareCredit

      Our office is happy to offer financing through CareCredit. Get the care you need with convenient monthly payments. Contact us with questions.

      Address

      950 E. Pennsylvania Ave, Suite A
      Escondido, CA 92025
      Get directions

      Call: (760) 741-5775

       

      Hours

      Monday-Thursday:
      7:30 am – 4:30 pm

      Friday-Sunday:
      Closed

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      Dr. Catalina Madrigal, DDS – #100633
      Dr. Jorge Reyes, DDS – #100079

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