For some people a chipped tooth is something they can live with, and it isn’t going to do them any harm if they don’t get it fixed. But for many others, when the chip in the tooth is clearly visible and it affects the way they look something has to be done.
Because of the way cosmetic dentistry has advanced over the years there are a number of techniques that dentists use to repair chipped teeth.
How Do I Get a Chipped Tooth Fixed?
The first thing to do when you chip your tooth is to have the tooth examined by your dentist. This is so the dentist can assess if the damage is just cosmetic or whether there is any further damage and the root of the tooth has been affected.
If there is no serious damage the dentist will advise you on the most appropriate treatment. If the chip is only very small he may be able to just file away the edges of the tooth to make it look smoother. However, if the tooth is badly chipped and causing you pain there are other options available:
- Veneers are a popular choice because they cover many tooth problems
- Dental bonding is another treatment that could be used. Instead of attaching a veneer to the chipped tooth bonding material is used to improve the look of the tooth
- If the tooth is really badly damaged a veneer will only hide the problem. This is when your dentist may recommend a crown being fitted as this will give the tooth and the root more protection in the future
The Smile Centre will be able to advise you on the best type of treatment for you. To book a free consultation, call us on 0800 327 7192. Alternatively, you can enquire online and we will call you back.