“I Need To Replace My Tooth. What Should I Do?”
Although a chipped tooth may seem like simply a cosmetic concern that only affects the look of one’s smile and therefore doesn’t need to be treated, this is actually not the case. While it may not seem like a serious dental emergency, a chipped tooth can cause numerous problems if not treated by a dentist. From cuts on the tongue to tooth loss, these problems are best avoided altogether by visiting us the moment you notice a chip, even a minor one.
When you visit our dental office for a chipped tooth, in most cases, we will file or polish the chipped tooth to smooth the rough edges. We may also use dental bonding made of composite resins to fill the chip or rebuild the tooth. This dental bonding is strong and tooth-coloured, so it will match your tooth and restore your tooth’s appearance and function.
For more severe chips, we may restore the tooth with a crown, onlay, or veneer to protect the tooth from infections.
Proper care will guarantee that your dental bridge lasts a long time. With proper care, these can last over 25 years.
Our environment at Dunwin Dental is warm and welcoming to make coming to your appointment feel like dropping in to see old friends.
We offer a range of treatment options from general dentistry to cosmetic dentistry while focusing on a positive patient experience.
You are in control of your oral care journey. Here, we empower you to make informed decisions about your dental care.