Broken teeth can have an impact in many ways, from the way that you feel about your smile, to the way that you enjoy your food. If you’re living with a chipped or broken tooth then this can have a big impact on your overall dental health – luckily, restorative dentistry provides a number of simple options to solve the problem.
The benefits of restorative dentistry
Sometimes it’s only when we get something like a broken tooth fixed that we realise just how much of an impact it was having on our lives. If you’re experiencing pain, discomfort – or just embarrassment – as a result of a broken tooth then you don’t have to continue living with it. Restorative dentistry has many benefits when it comes to broken teeth:
- Boost your confidence by fixing teeth that are chipped or broken and don’t look good aesthetically
- Correct issues so that you can enjoy your food again
- Eliminate any pain you may be experiencing from a chipped or broken tooth
- Restore your smile – no need to hide your best asset anymore because of unsightly broken teeth
What does restorative dentistry involve?
There are many different types of restorative dentistry and plenty of options to suit you, whatever your budget or treatment preferences.
Dental bonding. If damage to your tooth is relatively minor then a tooth colour composite resin can be applied direct to the tooth to deal with small chips and cracks.
Crowns. Depending on the issue with your tooth, a crown may be a good solution to a chip or break. Crowns sit on top of the tooth and are simple to fit.
A dental bridge. Bridges are a great solution if you have issues and more than one tooth needs to be removed. A bridge provides a replacement tooth, which is fixed to the teeth on either side. It can stop your other teeth shifting around and help to maintain facial and jawbone structure.
Dental implants. With a success rate of around 98% dental implants are a great option if your tooth is beyond repair and needs to be replaced. Dental implants are a permanent and easy care solution, they strengthen your jaw and you’ll be able to chew without discomfort or pain.
Veneers. If the issue with the tooth is more aesthetic than structural then veneers are a great choice. The chip or break is basically covered with a porcelain veneer that makes it look whole and white again.