Evolve Dentistry | Dentist in Portishead, Somerset

24 Harbour Road Portishead BS20 7AL

24 Harbour Road Portishead BS20 7AL

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How to fix a chipped tooth: your guide to a healthy, beautiful smile

At Evolve Dentistry, we understand that a chipped tooth can be a distressing experience. Whether it’s due to an accident, biting down on something hard, or just everyday wear and tear, a chipped tooth not only affects your appearance but can also lead to discomfort and further dental issues. Fortunately, there are several effective ways to repair a chipped tooth, restoring both function and aesthetics. Here’s your comprehensive guide on how to fix a chipped tooth.

Assess the Damage

The first thing to do if you chip a tooth is to assess the extent of the damage. Chipped teeth can range from minor enamel fractures to more severe breaks involving the dentin or pulp. If the chip is minor, you might only need a simple cosmetic fix. However, more extensive damage might require a more involved procedure.

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Scheduling an appointment with Evolve Dentistry as soon as possible is crucial. During your visit, our experienced dental professionals will evaluate the damage and discuss the best treatment options. Here are some common methods we use to fix chipped teeth:

  1. Dental Bonding

For minor chips, dental bonding is a quick and effective solution. Our dentist will apply a tooth-colored resin to the chipped area, shape it to match the natural contours of your tooth, and harden it with a special light. This procedure is typically completed in one visit and is ideal for small to moderate chips.

  1. Veneers

For larger chips or teeth that have significant cosmetic damage, veneers might be the best option. Veneers are thin, custom-made shells that cover the front surface of your teeth, providing a natural and durable restoration. This treatment usually requires two visits—one for taking impressions and another for placing the veneers.

  1. Crowns

If the chip is extensive or the tooth is weakened, a crown might be necessary. A crown is a cap that covers the entire tooth, restoring its shape, size, strength, and appearance. At Evolve, we offer same day Crowns, so you may be able to complete treatment in one, pain free appointment.

  1. Root Canal Therapy

In cases where the chip exposes the tooth’s pulp (the innermost part containing nerves and blood vessels), a root canal might be required. This treatment involves removing the damaged pulp, cleaning and sealing the root canals, and covering the tooth with a crown to prevent further damage and infection.

Preventing Future Chips

While accidents happen, there are steps you can take to minimise the risk of chipping your teeth:

– Avoid hard foods: be cautious with hard sweets, ice, and other tough foods.

– Wear a mouthguard: if you play sports or grind your teeth at night, a custom-fitted mouthguard can provide essential protection.

– Maintain good oral hygiene: strong, healthy teeth are less prone to chipping. Brush and floss regularly and visit us for your healthy mouth reviews.

A chipped tooth doesn’t have to mean the end of your beautiful smile. At Evolve Dentistry, we offer a range of solutions to restore your tooth and give you back your confidence. If you’ve chipped a tooth, don’t wait—contact us today to schedule an appointment and take the first step towards a healthy, beautiful smile.

For more information or to book an appointment, visit our website or give us a call on 01275 84255

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