Dr Hall:

Last night I was eating Dorito chips and my porcelain-to-metal crown chipped! It is in the back of my lower jaw. Should I be worried? What are my options? Thank you.

—Joshua from New Mexico


No, with the metal foundation under the dental crown, as long as the metal is intact, the tooth should be protected. If the sharp edges irritate your tongue, you may have to have it smoothed. But have it checked when you're due for your next regular checkup to make sure there isn't a hole in the metal, too, or something.

—Dr. Hall

This information is provided for you by the mynewsmile.com cosmetic dentist referral service, and was personally written by Dr. David Hall.

Chanelle in California has a daughter who has a porcelain and metal crown on her front tooth and now has a chipped porcelain crown. Dr. Hall explains how this can be repaired.

By Dr. David Hall

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