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2010/02/12 22:34:03 (permalink)

Filing down a chipped tooth?

one of my teeth is slightly chipped on the front where my mate accidentally put a bottle into it.. to save dental treatment, if I bought a decent file and filed it down myself, maybe to around 4/5mm would I have any problems, or would it just be a good hours graft?
 
I'd rather do it hands on in the mirror than pay someone £300? surely there is not much difference to the file they use, to one I can find in B&Q
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    daKensta
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    Re:Filing down a chipped tooth? 2010/02/12 22:38:12 (permalink)
    I'd use a nail file or an emery board if I was insane you. A carpentry file is a bit too rough.


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    Re:Filing down a chipped tooth? 2010/02/12 22:38:34 (permalink)
    I certainly wouldn't be filing my own tooth down lol
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    Re:Filing down a chipped tooth? 2010/02/12 22:39:33 (permalink)
    Just pay a dentist to do it. If you chip the tooth more or crack it, you'll end up paying more than £300 to sort it.

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    Re:Filing down a chipped tooth? 2010/02/12 22:52:51 (permalink)
    OTTO

    one of my teeth is slightly chipped on the front where my mate accidentally put a bottle into it.. to save dental treatment, if I bought a decent file and filed it down myself, maybe to around 4/5mm would I have any problems, or would it just be a good hours graft?
     
    I'd rather do it hands on in the mirror than pay someone £300? surely there is not much difference to the file they use, to one I can find in B&Q


    your fcking nuts. My toes curled just reading that
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    Re:Filing down a chipped tooth? 2010/02/12 23:04:34 (permalink)
    **** AND THAT!


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    Re:Filing down a chipped tooth? 2010/02/12 23:13:41 (permalink)
    oh well I was looking for confirmation , but im going to do it anyway, il report back in a few days how it went,

    If it doesnt go to plan I'l pay the dentist, if it did work out ok, I guess its a money saving lesson to you all.

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    Re:Filing down a chipped tooth? 2010/02/12 23:29:55 (permalink)
    I'd just pull it out. Obviously it's not hard enough to be a tooth.

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    Re:Filing down a chipped tooth? 2010/02/12 23:34:03 (permalink)
    Lol, bugger me don't buy a rasp ouch! Belt sander might be worth a try 60 grit belt
    Why not file all the others down so they all look the same, hesian soldier look, ala Christopher Walken as the headless horseman in sleepy hollow grrrrrr!
    post edited by Dav - 2010/02/12 23:35:54
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    Re:Filing down a chipped tooth? 2010/02/12 23:36:21 (permalink)
    seriously? u guys think it will hurt? its an exposed tooth and a chip didnt hurt, a dentist file wont hurt. . why would my home made file hurt? I am just making the end of something smaller?

    I am not interfering with the nerve of the tooth
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    Re:Filing down a chipped tooth? 2010/02/12 23:36:39 (permalink)
    It's worth a go. You've got nothing to lose really.
    If you f'ck it up you can always go to the dentist later.

    I wouldn't think it would hurt unless you went as far as the nerve which is pretty deep.
    If you expose dentine, it might make decay more likely, though. I suppose a dentist would seal that over.

    post edited by Varg - 2010/02/12 23:37:51

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    Re:Filing down a chipped tooth? 2010/02/12 23:39:29 (permalink)
    Nothing to loose I have a badly chipped tooth dentist says don't worry about it. What can happen, damage tooth and expose nerve if you get it wrong and as has been said might make it a more difficult/costly repair job. If its not cracked, doesn't hurt as mine doesn't does it really look that bad?
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    Re:Filing down a chipped tooth? 2010/02/12 23:40:11 (permalink)
    ...this is reading like the stuff of nightmares for me....


    this is like the really really bad version of when IBB took a hammer and spade to defrost his freezer.


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    Re:Filing down a chipped tooth? 2010/02/12 23:48:17 (permalink)
    Angle grinder?
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    Re:Filing down a chipped tooth? 2010/02/12 23:52:37 (permalink)
    It would probably cost you £40 at a dentist - which friend mate should offer to pay for.

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    Re:Filing down a chipped tooth? 2010/02/13 08:13:49 (permalink)
    please god no. 

    That's a nasty idea - a dentist will do it for peanuts. 

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    Re:Filing down a chipped tooth? 2010/02/13 10:22:19 (permalink)
    I was in a similar situation once i got a cut on my finger that got infected, instead of going to hospital i just cut my hand off with an angle grinder from B&Q.

    Probably saved a bit of time and money though yeah?
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    Re:Filing down a chipped tooth? 2010/02/13 10:29:36 (permalink)
    I remember I fell off a waterfall once and landed in a tree which ripped a big gash in me.
    Rather than go to the hospital I used the sewing kit in the base of my survival knife to stitch up the wound.
    Hurt like hell, though.

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    Re:Filing down a chipped tooth? 2010/02/13 12:17:15 (permalink)
    i got a knock to the face and my front tooth chipped right along leaving me with one tooth longer than the other,not a good look!

    i filed the long one down to the same length as the chiped one,took 2-3 ml off and then made the chipped one straight where it chipped,i used a small nail file,it took less than 10 mins,no pain,no problems,looks fine and a year later my dentist said who did it as it was a good job!
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    Re:Filing down a chipped tooth? 2010/02/13 12:20:44 (permalink)
    Why file it?  I would have thought the dentist would make small filling to make it good again.  

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