For larger, more severe breaks in the tooth, more extensive repairing will have to be done. Larger breaks will most likely result in more tooth pain, especially if there has been damage to the nerves of your tooth. Often times, a crown or cap will not fix the break and a root canal will have to be performed. If cracks go below the gum line, the tooth will need to be extracted and replaced completely.
In less severe cases of larger breaks, a simple cap or veneer can be placed on top of the tooth if nerve tissue is not exposed. Smaller chips aren’t considered a dental emergency, but still shouldn’t be held off.