Chipped Tooth Repair

Given its remarkable strength and durability, tooth enamel provides a protective shield against tooth decay and other daily uses such as biting, crunching and chewing. With this in mind, many are surprised to learn that tooth enamel can crack or chip, and while a chipped tooth may not warrant an immediate trip to the dentist, it is very important to let a dentist know right away. Not only is a chipped tooth prone to develop additional cracks and chips, the delicate layer of dentin beneath the enamel can begin to absorb bacteria, leading to tooth decay and infection.

Park South Dentistry is a premier dental practice providing prompt, personalized emergency dental care to those on the Upper East Side. Our practice features a full range of general & preventative, restorative and cosmetic dental care, including expert implant dentistry. From a dental filling to dental bonding, a dental crown, root canal therapy, dental veneer or implant, our professionals are uniquely positioned to provide chipped tooth repair that patients need when they need it. With extended hours on select days, including the first Saturday of every month, our philosophy is to provide same day appointments whenever possible.

Repairs to Cracked or Broken Teeth

With advancements in restorative and cosmetic dentistry, there are a variety of techniques used to repair cracked or broken teeth. In order to determine the best treatment option, dentists classify chipped teeth according to the following:

  • Crazed Lines - shallow, tiny cracks
  • Fractured Cusp - a break in a tooth’s chewing surface
  • Cracked Tooth - a crack extending from the chewing surface of a tooth to the root
  • Split Tooth - the result of a long-term cracked tooth which has distinct sections
  • Vertical Root Fracture - a crack extending from the root to the chewing surface of a tooth

Aside from assessing the type of damage to a tooth, dentists must consider the location of the tooth. For example, if a small portion of a back tooth chips away, a dental filling remains a reliable method of repairing a tooth. On the other hand, if a piece of a front tooth becomes chipped, dental bonding provides a more attractive repair, as tooth-colored resin is shaped to match the rest of the tooth. Also providing an appealing solution is a porcelain veneer, which is bonded to the entire surface of a front tooth.

In turn, if a large section of a back tooth breaks away, dentists may opt to perform root canal therapy (if decay or damage is close to the tooth’s root) before covering the tooth with a customized dental crown. Yet, when a crack or chip stretches below the gum line, a dental implant may be recommended to replace the entire tooth.

Without question, effective treatment for damaged teeth requires a personalized approach. Because the professionals at Park South Dentistry consider chipped or cracked teeth to be an emergency dental concern, we encourage patients to call us immediately upon realizing that their tooth has been damaged. By doing so, they can often avoid extensive repairs. Even so, in the event that a more invasive treatment is needed, our highly skilled dentists provide pain-free injections using the DentalVibe Injection Comfort System.

If you live in or around Central Park, including the Upper East Side of Manhattan, and you’re looking for an experienced team of dentists that are attentive and committed to personalized patient care, contact Park South Dentistry today.


Based on 26 reviews

Rachel C.
I have been going to Park South Dentistry for the last few years and I can say that everyone in the office is extremely nice. The front desk staff are always super friendly and helpful, they make coming in a pleasure. The dental staff and dentists are also incredibly nice and make sure to take great care of their patients. If you have any questions or concerns, they are happy to explain and make you feel as comfortable as possible. I have never been a huge fan of going to the dentist and often come in nervous but I always leave happy and know that I had excellent dental treatment. It is a great office and I will be returning for as long as they will have me :-)
Dr. Janesh and Dr. Patel are amazing! This is the best dentist office I have ever been too, and I've been to several because I am very particular about my dental experience. Their staff is so warm, welcoming, accommodating, and knowledgeable. The dentists don't hurry you out of the seat, they actually take time to listen and explain the procedures and options. I've recommended 2 friends to them and they too love this office. I highly recommend Park South.
Clayton P.
Two years ago I moved to New York City from Iowa. My daughter recommended this dentistry. They have been extremely professional, caring, and fast. Teeth cleaning is a breeze. Cavities are taken care of quickly and well. I'm always amazed at how fast I'm out of the office, and I never feel rushed. Everyone is extremely helpful and personable and thorough, yet everything happens very quickly.
Kathy A.
Thus far the best staff I have ever encountered! And Dr Janash is a blessing! Simi & Eseeda answered all of my insurance questions (without confusing me!). Had my now pearly whites cleaned and polished, and filled my cavity - all in one visit! I will never be worried about seeing the dentist again with a staff at Park South Dentistry! Thanks guys! See you all in 6 months J
Kyle S.
I have been going to Park South Dentistry for over 6 years and I'm very happy with the experience. I've had cavities filled / replaced and been fitted for a night guard during that time, and I've always found the staff professional and pleasant to deal with. The only knock I can think of is that their building needs twice the amount of elevators that it has (and they're at floor 13 of 14), so make sure to budget a few extra minutes to get to and from your appointment.
Fabio O.
I had my first appointment at Park South last week and I have to say I couldn't be more happy. Scheduling my appointment was seamless and convenient, the front desk was extremely nice and Dr. Patel was very thorough. I have bad memories from my home town dentist but Park South totally changed the way I feel about going to the dentist, looking forward to coming back every 6 months for my cleanings!
James S.
Park South Dentistry has been my go to dentist for a few years now. They have very friendly staff and top notch dentists and technicians. I started and have had some minor dental work completed and also twice a year cleanings. I very highly recommend this office!
Ben T.
I've been a patient of PSD and both Dr. Janash and Patel for nearly 10 years. In a city where MANY of my friends have experienced dentists pressuring them to get questionably necessary work done, Dr. Janash and his staff have always taken a more passive approach. In nearly a decade of care I have always felt informed and cared for. A stellar example of that was when a crown came undone three days before I was leaving the country for my wedding. Dr. Janash (who had JUST had a baby) came in on a Saturday when the office was closed for a repair. Opened the office just for me and reattached the crown. This is the attention to detail, service and care you'll get at PSD, which extends from the dentists to the hygienists to the front desk where Simi greets you with a smile each and every time you arrive.