Maybe you took a pitch high and tight. Maybe you chomped on some hard peanut brittle. Or maybe you were grinding your teeth at night. Whatever happened — the result is a chipped tooth. While you can't avoid chipping your tooth now, it could very well be painful and affect your smile. So be sure to schedule a time with your dentist to examine the chip as soon as possible. Your chipped tooth is the bad news. The good news — your dentist has a variety of options on how to fix a chipped tooth and we break them down below.