If you have chipped, broken, or otherwise damaged your teeth, a cosmetic dentist has many ways to restore them. At Harley Street Dental Clinic we care about solutions that last, and your dentist will ensure any tooth repairs are functional as well as aesthetically pleasing.
Why you should repair broken teeth
Even a small crack or chip in a tooth is enough to let bacteria into the pulp or nerve at the tooth’s core. This can cause pain and discomfort and, in some cases, can lead to a dental abscess (a painful swelling). Without treatment, infection can ultimately end in tooth loss. Root canal treatment is necessary to remove infection from the pulp of a tooth – but all the pain, discomfort and additional treatment can be avoided if you visit a dentist as soon as possible after your tooth breaks.
What a cosmetic dentist can do
Several factors will determine the best way for your cosmetic dentist to restore your damaged tooth. These include the cause and extent of the damage, whereabouts in your mouth the broken tooth is located, and your personal preferences.
Tooth restoration options at Harley Street Dental Clinic include:
White fillings and composite bonding
White filling material is very strong and durable, and can be used to rebuild a broken or damaged tooth in many cases. Your cosmetic dentist will match the shade of composite material to the colour of your teeth.
Crowns can be made from a number of materials, including ceramic, porcelain, and precious metal. They provide additional strength for a broken or damaged tooth.
Porcelain veneers are a popular way for cosmetic dentists at our Harley Street clinic to restore the aesthetic appearance of mildly chipped front teeth. They are bonded over the front surfaces of the teeth, and are made thicker to cover the cracked area.