If you are the type of person who thrives on playing football at the weekends or enjoys a game of rugby in your spare time, chances are you may have damaged one or several of your teeth.
In today’s society, even the most cared for teeth are not immune to becoming cracked or worn and if your worn or chipped teeth are in need of repair, there are many options available to you.
Issues that can arise from chipped teeth
Unfortunately, even a small chip in a tooth can cause an issue if left untreated. Our dental team at Dental FX are experts in repairing worn and chipped teeth in Glasgow and have seen the consequences of not getting a worn tooth examined at an earlier stage.
Chipped teeth are weaker than unchipped teeth and can cause pain or issues with sensitivity when consuming hard foods or warm and cold beverages. Though a chip may appear minor, leaving it untreated can cause other bits of teeth to break off, potentially exposing the inner parts of the teeth. Not only does this cause intense pain, it can lead to more serious complications like infections and abscesses.
Luckily, repairing worn and chipped teeth in Glasgow is not a difficult process in most cases and typically can be completed with one dental visit. Our team of dentists at Dental FX treat many chipped or worn teeth everyday and can easily help you regain complete function of that damaged tooth in no time.
Fillings and bonding
If one of your teeth towards the back of your mouth has a crack or chip, your dentist will probably opt for a composite filling, these are easy to place and are largely unnoticeable.
If your chip or cracked tooth is more towards the front of your mouth, your dentist may recommend dental bonding. This uses a tooth coloured composite and is stuck to the affected tooth with a mixture of gel and adhesive. Once moulded, it is set in place and hardened using ultraviolet light. This procedure is exceedingly simple and can be completed in one visit.
When a large part of your tooth has broken away, your dentist may choose to place a crown on the damaged tooth. Depending on which tooth has sustained the damage, crowns can be made of either metal or porcelain.
An imprint of your tooth will be taken, and you will be fitted with a temporary crown until a permanent one is fitted within the following two weeks.
If one of your front teeth is chipped, veneers are a quick and easy way to disguise the damage. To fit it correctly, your dentist will take impressions of the tooth and your veneer will be created in a specialist laboratory. It will be attached to the tooth up to 2 weeks later using a special bonding material.
Need to repair worn and chipped teeth in Glasgow? Visit us now at Dental FX.