Our total commitment to excellence in dentistry, providing the very best that dentistry has to offer ensures that patients receive treatment at the very highest level.
The first thing to determine is whether or not the pulp has been damaged. This is the living part of the tooth; its condition will play a key part in choosing the most appropriate treatment. If a chipped tooth is sensitive, painful, uncomfortable or discoloured, it usually means that the pulp is exposed and that the nerves are vulnerable.
The kinds of chipped teeth are:
We offer several treatment options for repairing chipped teeth; in all cases prompt treatment is advisable and in some cases essential.
Cosmetic contouring is ideal for small chips or fractures, especially on reasonably long teeth. It is a cost-effective, quick and minimally invasive treatment whereby the rough edges are smoothed out.
Direct bonding of the fractured tooth with composite resin produces a natural and aesthetic effect. It is often the preferred technique because the tooth can be rebuilt to its original shape – or better – with a conservative and non-invasive technique.
Porcelain veneers are best if there are multiple chipped teeth or if adjacent teeth are already rebuilt in porcelain. A crown is usually recommended if the teeth are so badly chipped that insufficient tooth structure remains for contouring or bonding.
Please be aware that in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are unable to provide dental services at the practice until further notice. We will provide a triage service and urgent care if needed.
We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your patience and understanding in these challenging times. Hopefully it will not be long before life is back to normal.