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Many people choose to ignore chipped teeth because they are unaware of the consequences of not having them repaired or because they worry how restored teeth might look or feel.

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.

Chipped teeth - damaged central incisor repairs

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:

  • Minor fractures, such as small chips to the biting edges. This can be caused by wear & tear, tooth clenching or grinding habits or minor trauma
  • Serious fractures, generally following an accident or trauma to the teeth and fracturing the large proportion of the tooth crown
  • Root fractures – these are more serious tooth fractures e.g. horizontal or vertical fractures through the root (often leading to loss of the tooth

How to prevent chipped teeth

Trips and falls can happen at any time – so it’s almost impossible to prevent chipped teeth if the teeth suffer serious impact with the ground or a foreign object. 

However, preventable actions, like tooth-clenching and tooth grinding, can also cause minor to severe chips in your teeth. To combat these bad habits, try to become more conscious of the action and train your mind to put a stop to it before it begins. 

Alternatively, if your grinding habits happen while you sleep, you can use a special mouthguard to protect your teeth at night.

Treatment options for chipped teeth

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.

Why choose the Windsor Centre for Advanced Dentistry for your chipped tooth treatment?

Whatever solution is deemed best to correct your chipped teeth, at Windsor Centre for Advanced Dentistry, you can be sure your teeth will be in the hands of professionals who know just how to solve such issues, leaving you with a smile to be proud of. 

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