How your dentist can restore broken teeth

If you break a tooth, you need to see a dentist as soon as possible. At Harley Street Dental Clinic we understand that dental emergencies can occur at any time, so are open six days a week and offer an on-call emergency dentist until 10pm and then from 7am until the practice opens at 8.30am.

broken-teethEven a small break or crack in a tooth should be treated promptly, because otherwise you run the risk of letting bacteria infect the pulp at the centre of the tooth, requiring root canal treatment.

Your dentist has many options available to restore broken teeth, giving them back both their aesthetic appearance and their functionality. At our Harley Street practice we have a unique collection of dental specialists, all extremely highly skilled.

The ideal solution for your individual case will depend upon a number of factors, including the location of the damaged tooth, the amount of damage, your oral health, and your own personal preference.

Here are some of the ways your dentist can restore a broken tooth at our Harley Street clinic:

White fillings and composite bonding

White filling material can be used to restore and rebuild teeth. They will look and act much like your natural teeth, and this can usually be completed in one appointment.


Crowns give a broken or extensively damaged tooth extra strength and restored functionality. They can be made from a range of materials, including precious metals, porcelain, and ceramic, and will be made to match your natural teeth.

Porcelain veneers

Veneers are usually used on the front teeth. They are very thin pieces of porcelain that your dentist places over the front surfaces of your teeth, improving their appearance and giving extra strength in cracked or chipped areas. Veneers are attached with strong dental adhesive and produce a natural, beautiful result.