When you think about the amount of action our teeth see over a lifetime, it’s not surprising that every now and then they get chipped, or as you get older they start to look a bit worn around the edges.
The thing is that every bit that goes missing in action, maybe from biting down on a something hard like an olive stone, or from accidents like losing a corner of a tooth from a squash ball in the face or another sporting injury, weakens your teeth. Worn and chipped teeth can also make you very self-conscious about your smile, sometimes to the point of not wanting to smile at all.
If you have weakened a tooth by chipping it, it’s important to get it fixed. If you leave it chipped, it can lead to more serious problems in the future, with decay and further structural damage.
Come to Dental FX in Glasgow and let us find a way to repair worn and chipped teeth that are letting you down.
Sometimes the easiest way to fix a chipped back tooth is with white composite filling. Made of plastic and glass, composite is more durable than it used to be, plus it can be shaped once it has been cured, which means you get the shape of your tooth back, along with the colour.
Veneers and composite bonding
These are 2 cover-over treatments for chipped and worn teeth. Veneers are porcelain sheaths that are fixed over the fronts of the teeth. They can last for at least 10 years if you look after them well. Composite bonding is sculpted over the teeth. Both work really well on the front teeth, where looks really matter.
If you have got a lot of damage that is really weakening your teeth, you might need to cover it over entirely with a crown. This is a great way to hang onto teeth that have healthy roots but are in danger of collapse because the upper part is so damaged. Modern crowns are usually made of dental porcelain.
Why not let us take a look at your damaged teeth, and together we can work out a plan to make them look great again?