Tooth enamel is the hardest substance in the body, but our teeth have a tough job to do, and chips and breaks happen from time to time. Chipped tooth repair can come in many forms depending on the severity of the damage. Your dentists in Ramsgate, NSW are here to help find a solution that restores your smile and the function of your teeth.
Why Chipped Teeth Are a Problem
A minor chip may not seem like a big deal at first, but when your enamel is damaged, it puts your tooth at risk. If you think of your enamel like a protective shield for your tooth, any damage can mean the entire structure is at risk.
As far as appearances, minor chips in the teeth can collect stains, making part of the tooth look darker. You probably want people to notice your eyes and smile when you’re chatting, rather than a dark spot on your tooth!
How We Fix Chipped Teeth at Ayar Dental
Dr. Robert Ayar will examine your chipped tooth, how severe the chip or fracture is, and will consider how much bite force the tooth will absorb. He will then recommend treatment based on his findings and your aesthetic goals for your smile.
Dental Bonding – Cosmetic dental bonding is best for minor chips on anterior (front) teeth. Like dental fillings, bonding comes in many shades and colours of white to match your surrounding teeth.
Dental Crowns – For more significant fractures or on posterior (back) teeth that do most of the chewing, a dental crown restores not only the appearance of a tooth, but also the strength and stability.
Veneers – For a front tooth with significant damage, a porcelain or composite veneer covers the entire front of a tooth. Veneers should not be used to bite into hard or sticky foods, as they can come off or break.
Contact Our Dental Clinic in Kogarah for Chipped Tooth Repair!
Our friendly and skilled dentists are here to help you achieve a smile you feel great about. We welcome you to call (02) 9529 5278 to schedule an appointment to repair your chipped tooth.