Are your less than perfect teeth wearing your confidence down? If you are struggling to maintain a golden smile through natural wear and tear, or possibly something like a sports injury, it could be time to visit us at Dental FX to repair worn or chipped teeth!
There are various options available to patients that are suffering with, and needing to repair, worn or chipped teeth, but one thing is for certain, the sooner you contact us the better! Apart from being sensitive and very painful if the nerves are exposed, your teeth can be vulnerable if left in this condition for too long and cause further problems to your oral health down the line.
So what are my options when treating this problem?
A small chip can be sorted out very easily, usually in just one visit to our dental practice. If the problem is at the back of the mouth, a filling will suffice. Whilst a chip at the front of the mouth may need a treatment known as dental bonding. This treatment allows the chip to be treated via the bonding of natural tooth coloured resin, which is then hardened with a special light.
But what if a larger section of my tooth has come away?
Never fear, a larger chip can be solved too with dental crowns. These are the perfect way to repair teeth that have been made weak from decay or broken during a hectic game of hockey or football! Crowns can be made from various materials such as porcelain or metal and are simply a tooth-shaped cover that is attached to your tooth.
With this treatment, one of our dentists will remove a layer of the tooth’s surface, but ensuring that the strong inside is left. Our dental professionals will make a mould of the prepared tooth and it will be given to our technician to make a bespoke crown. You may have a temporary crown put in place whilst your final one is being crafted.
What about unsightly chips in the front of my mouth?
Veneers are a superb option for worn or chipped front teeth and you can also experience the joy of having these made lovely and white too if you have all the front teeth replaced! This winning solution can help with a number of issues at once by changing the colour, size and shape of the tooth.
Now take that dental chip off your shoulder and out of your mouth!
Hiding your smile behind your hands, and feeling ever more uncomfortable in social situations, is not how any of us want to live our lives. But help is at hand, due to the marvellous, dental innovations available nowadays. So why not give us a call so that we can discuss all the options available to you. With a great home oral hygiene regime and regular check-ups, there is no reason why your new smile can’t last for years to come!