Even slight damage to a tooth or teeth requires a prompt visit to your dentist. At Danny de Villiers Dentist in Weybridge, we offer a number of ways to restore and repair worn or otherwise damaged teeth, ensuring that the results will look entirely natural, whilst also helping to preserve the health of your tooth.
The smallest crack in a tooth is still enough to let bacteria enter it, which can lead to infection and the need for root canal treatment to cure. If a broken tooth is causing you pain, has sharp edges that can damage your tongue, or is extensively damaged, an appointment with an emergency dentist should be arranged. We offer same-day emergency dentist appointments at our Weybridge clinic whenever possible, so call us straight away.
For less extensive damage, you can wait until the next available appointment at our Weybridge clinic.
There are several ways your Weybridge dentist can repair and restore your damaged tooth, and the best option will depend on a number of factors, including:
- The location of the damaged tooth
- The nature and extent of the damage
- Your overall dental health
- Your personal treatment preferences.
When you come for a consultation at Danny de Villiers Dentist in Weybridge, we will assess the appropriate treatment options and talk through them with you so that you can make an informed choice.
Options for tooth restoration include:
White fillings are often used for teeth that are not immediately in the smile line. If you have tooth decay, your dentist will remove this before filling your tooth permanently.
This is a good option for damaged front teeth, and involves using white filling material to rebuild your tooth. The shade of composite material used will be carefully matched to the natural colour of your teeth.
Porcelain inlays or onlays
Inlays and onlays are a good option when there is not enough healthy tooth structure to support a filling. They are often considered a half-step between fillings and crowns. A minimum of two appointments will be needed at our Weybridge clinic; a temporary filling may be used in the interim.