How your dentist can repair broken or damaged teeth

If you have broken a tooth, you need to call a dentist as soon as possible. In some cases a broken or otherwise damaged tooth constitutes a dental emergency, requiring urgent treatment. Danny de Villiers Dentist in Weybridge offers emergency patients same-day appointments whenever possible; although our standard opening hours are 9am-5pm Monday to Friday, we will see emergency cases until 10pm and on weekends if necessary.
broken-teethShould you require an emergency dentist in Weybridge, for broken teeth or for any other reason, please get in touch with Danny de Villiers Dentist on 01932 989785 to book an urgent appointment.
Weybridge broken teeth: treatment options
A dentist has many options when it comes to repairing broken teeth. The perfect solution for your needs will depend upon a number of factors, including:

  • The nature and amount of damage
  • The cause of your broken tooth
  • Whereabouts in your mouth the affected tooth is located
  • Your personal preference for treatment

Even tiny cracks and teeth can be enough to allow bacteria into the centre of your tooth, which can result in a nasty infection and the need for root canal treatment. When you come into our Weybridge dental practice, your dentist will assess the nature and amount of damage, and will then talk you through what can be done to repair your tooth.
Among the options from your Weybridge dentist are:
Composite fillings
Tooth-coloured fillings are often a good solution to damaged teeth. Your dentist will match the shade of composite material to the natural shade of your teeth.
Crowns are a good option when a tooth is more extensively damaged, and in need of reinforcement as well as repair. At Danny de Villiers Dentist in Weybridge, we use only metal-free crowns, which can be made from porcelain or ceramic and will be colour-matched to fit in with your other teeth.
Inlays and onlays
Sometimes considered a half-step between composite fillings and crowns, inlays and onlays are made from porcelain and are stronger than white fillings, but require less preparatory work than crowns. Inlays are used for smaller cavities in the biting surfaces of teeth; onlays fit over teeth for bigger cavities.