If you break a tooth, you should see a dentist straight away. At Danny de Villiers Dentist in Weybridge we offer a number of ways of repairing and restoring broken teeth, with many options looking so natural nobody will know that your tooth is damaged.
Even a tiny crack in a tooth should prompt a visit to the dentist. The smallest crack can be enough to allow bacteria to enter the tooth, leading to infection and requiring root canal treatment to put right. Whilst we offer pain-free and effective root canal procedures at our Weybridge dental practice, we always believe that it is best to prevent the infection happening in the first place, preserving more of your tooth structure.
The best way to repair your broken tooth will depend on several factors. These include:
- The cause of the damage
- The location of the tooth
- Your general oral health
- Any preference you may have for restoration
If you come to see our Weybridge dentist in an emergency situation, for example if your broken tooth is causing you severe pain or has rough edges that are in danger of cutting your tongue, it may not be possible for your dentist to fully restore your tooth in a single appointment. They will, however, get you out of pain, smooth down any rough edges, and may fit a temporary restoration.
Weybridge tooth repair options
We only offer white fillings at our Weybridge dental practice. Modern white fillings are made from a strong composite material and are very strong and durable. Your dentist will match them to the natural colour of your teeth.
Crowns can be made from a range of materials, and at Danny de Villiers Dentist in Weybridge we only use metal-free crowns. Your crown may be made from ceramic or porcelain, and it usually takes at least two appointments for a crown to be fitted.
Porcelain inlays and onlays
Inlays and onlays are often considered a half-step between fillings and crowns. They provide extra strength to a damaged tooth. Inlays are placed inside a tooth cavity, whilst onlays cover a larger area of the tooth.