A big bit of my tooth has broken off! Watch

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Hi. Last night I fell and chipped about 1/4 of one of my two front teeth off a kerb stone. I wasn't able to find the fragment. Will the dentist be able to build it up again and make it look as it did before? It looks awful. Its the worst injury I've ever suffered. Its not at all painful but it just looks and feels awful.
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yeah I think so at least you didn't lose the whole tooth...though my brother picked the tooth up and we managed to get it cemented back in
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Don't worry, just get yourself to the dentist. Similar thing happened to my best buddy. Crazy dancing in Oceana, accidently hit herself in face with bottle (soooooo funny, apart from missing tooth.) Don't worry they did a really good job with her tooth. Cant really tell the difference.
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Cheers guys. I can't believe how it has upset me so much. It's the cosmetic aspect more than anything else. I've never even had a filling for gods sake and I'm landed with this.
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My sister did the same when she was younger, apart from that she was on the other end of the see-saw and decided to let go so fell face first onto the bar.

The bad news is that now (10 or so years later) she has been told that she needs to have the work that was done at the time replaced with proper crowns. She has the NHS option but has been told that they won't last as long and won't look real. The other option is for realistic long lasting crowns but at a cost of £300 per tooth....Ouch.

Sorry to be the bearer of bad news
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Cost wouldn't be an issue. Will it hurt what the will have to do?
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Cost wouldn't be an issue. Will it hurt what the will have to do?
If you've only chipped off the enamel (ie haven't got to the root and nerves) as it sounds like you have else you'd be complaining more from the pain, then it won't hurt at all to have a crown fitted.

Well at least it hasn't when i've had the same done..skateboards when younger followed by football throughout growing up...mind you scared the hell out my youth coach when halfway through a match he noticed i'd lost half a tooth as the temporary crown had fell off in a challenge.
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It happened to me, hurt like hell. Don't worry, they can fix it. At first it wont feel the same, but im sure a lil but of plaque can help that

seriously though, you'll be fine, just get yourself to the dentist, mine sucked and i can still feel it, but i've heard that you shouldn't have to so its ok for you
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One of our family friends fell off a slide and smacked his face on the plastic which pushed one tooth up into his gum, and broke the other one in half.
We found the part of the piece but the dentists did the rest.
It looks better now than it did before. It's seriously not a big problem.
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How old are you? I broke off half my tooth when I was about 12 and altho I need to get it filled in at the dentists every so often because I was young my tooth grew and now it doesn't look that weird even without the filler. Go to your dentist if you've chipped off enough that feel like it looks really weird and you get like a part fake tooth but it looks soo real!
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I chipped both my front teeth falling off my bike when I was about 10, they built them up again but I was forever knocking the stuff off, so I dtopped bothering. Now they've worn or something and you can't see what's happened. I was told I might need crowns at the time btw.
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(Original post by spunk trumpet)
My sister did the same when she was younger, apart from that she was on the other end of the see-saw and decided to let go so fell face first onto the bar.

The bad news is that now (10 or so years later) she has been told that she needs to have the work that was done at the time replaced with proper crowns. She has the NHS option but has been told that they won't last as long and won't look real. The other option is for realistic long lasting crowns but at a cost of £300 per tooth....Ouch.

Sorry to be the bearer of bad news

Same happened to me. I need a crown for my front tooth. bad news is, it'll cost me £500
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do they hurt? and what do they do? I'm due to go in next week for mine
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I chipped the corner of my front tooth off on the side of a swimming pool once.

They'll be able to sort it out fine, they just kind of fill it in with white filling. I've had that filling for about 4yrs and its completely un-noticable, i doubt any of my friends even know about my chipped tooth. I thought it was the worst thing ever, etc but its honestly completly gone.

I dont think it hurt, but i didnt chip to the nerve so it wasnt expected to hurt i dont think.
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I got hit in the face with a hockey stick and lost about half of one of my front teeth, luckily the tooth took all the impact so it didn't hurt at all!

Think you need to get to the dentist asap, in my case the nerve was exposed, so went early the next morning to get a quick coating put on, otherwise the tooth dies and thats not very good.

After that they just built it back up using this putty type stuff, first one fell off after 3/4 years but 2nd ones still going strong.
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As a close aquaintance of a dental nurse I can assure you you'll be fine. The only problem will be the fact that the repair work may chip off from time to time. Especially on the front teeth and the size of the chip you suffered.
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Don't worry - they will be able to make it look good as new. I broke off the bottom half of a front tooth. I got pushed into a wall, it was impressively messy. I've had a crown put on now, which I'm not entirely happy with but friends tell me they didn't notice the difference until I told the story, so maybe I'm just paranoid. As for the procedure, ask your dentist to put your mind at rest because it's different depending on what you've done.
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What the **** were you doing frenching a curb any how?
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Yes, the dentist can fix it. The same thing happened to a friend of mine, only she chipped her tooth on the edge of a swimming pool. You wont be able to bit into hard things with that tooth though, like apples. Don't worry. Things will work out.
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If your tooth is chipped a lot, it will eventually die and turn black. If you are lucky and it stays alive, the dentist will put a cap on it that matches your tooth color.
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