At Thousand Smiles, we understand how a chipped or broken tooth can affect your confidence and your oral health. We’re here to help restore your smile as quickly as possible.
We offer a range of treatments to repair chipped teeth, depending on the severity and location of the damage. These may include dental bonding, veneers, crowns, or in some cases, root canal therapy.
With dental bonding, our dentist will use a tooth-coloured composite resin to repair and reshape the chipped tooth, making it look as good as new. This is often the go-to option for minor chips.
For more extensive damage, veneers or crowns may be more suitable. A veneer is a thin porcelain shell that covers the front of the tooth, while a crown covers the entire tooth. These options not only repair the chipped tooth but also strengthen it, protecting it from future damage.
Remember, the sooner you get treatment, the better the outcome. So if you’ve chipped a tooth, don’t hesitate to call us at 020 8050 0280 to schedule an appointment. Our team at Thousand Smiles is here to get you smiling confidently again.
Ensure you contact your dentist immediately if you break your teeth for an appointment. This helps prevent infection, further damage and loss of the tooth.
While you wait for the dentist, you can try the following.
The extent of the damage will determine the most suitable treatment. Some treatments are inexpensive and simple, while others are complex, expensive and time-consuming.
The following are common dental procedures for broken teeth
A filling is a suitable treatment for a small chipped-off part of the tooth, while bonding with tooth-coloured composite resin is a good fix if the chipped part of the tooth is visible while smiling. For dental bonding, the dentist will roughen your tooth surface, then apply the adhesive to hold the composite resin material before shaping and curing it with UV light.
A large breakage or tooth decay distorts the aesthetics of the teeth, but you can restore the teeth by fitting dental crowns. Dental crowns are available in different materials such as metal, ceramic, porcelain and resin.
Dental crowns require two dental visits. At the first visit, the dentist will take your teeth impressions, prepare the tooth and fix a temporary crown. The second visit is for fitting the permanent crown.
If the chip or breakage is on the front teeth surface, you can get a thin resin or porcelain covering called veneers to cover the damage. This procedure will involve reducing the tooth and taking your tooth impression to make the permanent veneer in the lab.
To fix the dental veneer, the dentist will roughen the tooth with a liquid, apply adhesive to it, and place it on the tooth, then use a special light to harden it.
When the internal part of a tooth is exposed from a wide tooth fracture, the pulp may become diseased or damaged. The tooth can become infected from the pulp, which may require root canal therapy to remove the dead pulp and clean the root canal in the tooth before resealing it.
Visit Thousand Smiles today if you have a chipped tooth for immediate treatment. You can also contact us at 020 8050 0280 to schedule an appointment for your treatment.