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.
Breaking or losing a tooth means you should see a dentist as soon as possible. At Danny de Villiers Dentist in Weybridge we offer a number of solutions to damaged and missing teeth, designed to restore both appearance and function.
Knocking a tooth out in an accident requires the services of an emergency dentist. Broken teeth can often constitute a dental emergency too, particularly if the affected tooth is causing pain or has sharp or jagged edges. Should you require an emergency dentist in Weybridge, contact us immediately on 01932 989785.
Broken teeth: Weybridge treatments
Your dentist will take a number of factors into account when deciding how best to repair a broken tooth. This includes the nature of the breakage, the location of the tooth, and your oral health.
Sometimes, your Weybridge dentist may be able to bond the broken part back on to a tooth, so if you have the tooth fragments, bring them with you to your appointment. Alternatively, white filling material can be used to reconstruct your tooth in a procedure known as composite bonding. The composite material will be matched to the natural colour of your teeth.
In other cases, a porcelain veneer can be placed over a mildly chipped front tooth to improve its appearance. For more extensive damage, meanwhile, including cases where decay has caused a tooth to fracture, a white filling may be placed or, if additional strength is needed, a porcelain onlay, inlay, or tooth-coloured crown could be used.
At our Weybridge dental practice there are several solutions available in cases of tooth loss. Should a tooth be knocked out by accident, your dentist may be able to put it back in the socket. You can try to reimplant it yourself, being careful only to touch the crown and not the root, and cleaning it with saliva if necessary.
If you can’t do this, bring it to your appointment in a clean container covered in milk. When the tooth is lost, badly damaged, or can’t be reinserted, your dentist may use a dental bridge to replace it. For several missing teeth, dentures may be more appropriate.
If you need an emergency dentist in Weybridge, call 01932 989785 to book an urgent appointment with Danny de Villiers Dentist. You can also email email@example.com or complete the online form on our website if you prefer.
There are many reasons you may need to see an emergency dentist. At our Weybridgedental practice, we always endeavour to see urgent cases on the same day whenever possible. We understand that dental pain can be hard to bear, and our first priority will always be to get you out of pain.
Many patients who require an emergency dentist also experience dental phobia or anxiety. At Danny The Dentist we are empathic and understanding towards nervous patients.
Why you might need an emergency dentist
There are numerous conditions that constitute a dental emergency. Here are some of the most common reasons for needing an urgent appointment, along with what your dentist may do:
Your dentist will first get you out of pain. You may be given antibiotics to treat any infection, and your abscess may be drained.
We may be able to reimplant your tooth. Keep it clean and covered in either milk or your own saliva.
Broken teeth can be restored in a variety of ways, including composite bonding, crowns, inlays and onlays.
Lost or damaged fillings
Your fillings can be replaced using composite material.
Wisdom tooth pain
We will get you out of pain, and may arrange for your wisdom teeth removed.
We will get you out of pain and treat any infection. This may require several appointments.
Damaged orthodontic appliances
Your orthodontic appliance should be repaired as soon as possible.
If you need an emergency dentist in Weybridge, call Danny de Villiers Dentist on 01932 989785 as soon as possible. We will try to see emergency patients on the same day whenever possible.
The first priority of the emergency dentist at our Weybridge clinic will always be to get you out of pain. Dental pain can be severe, almost unbearable in some cases, and whilst it may not be possible to completely treat your condition in one appointment (for example if you have an infection that requires a course of antibiotics) we will never leave a patient in pain. You will be booked in for follow-up appointments to fully treat your condition as required.
What constitutes a dental emergency, and what will you do?
Many conditions can be classed as a dental emergency, from sudden unbearable toothache to lost teeth, broken teeth or orthodontic appliances to a painful dental abscess.
Below are some common emergency situations, along with what your practitioner can do:
Toothache can be very painful, and it can be hard to concentrate on anything other than the pain. This is our body’s way of telling us something is amiss, so you should see an emergency dentist as soon as you can.
Decay, infection, and damage to the teeth can all cause tooth ache, so your dentist will first establish the cause. Infection may require a course of antibiotics or a root canal treatment, and your tooth may be temporarily filled to give it time to settle.
Teeth can be knocked out in accidents or injuries involving the mouth. If you still have your tooth, your emergency dentist may be able to reimplant it. Alternatively, there are many tooth replacement options available from our Weybridge practice. Remember to avoid touching the root of the tooth – put it in a clean container covered by milk or saliva and bring it with you.
If you need an emergency dentist in Weybridge, call Danny de Villiers Dentist straight away on 01932 989785, email firstname.lastname@example.org or use the online form on our website. Our practice is open six days a week, and we always endeavour to treat emergency patients on the same day whenever possible.
What an emergency dentist can do
One of the most common reasons for needing an emergency dentist is unbearable pain. Dental pain can come on suddenly and can be severe. Pain is your body’s way of telling you something is wrong, so your dentist’s primary concern will be to get you out of pain so you leave the practice feeling comfortable.
It is not always possible to fully treat a condition in a single appointment, so once we have eased your pain you may have to come back to our Weybridge clinic for further appointments to complete your treatment.
When to call the emergency dentist
There are many reasons you may need an emergency dentist. Our Weybridge dentist offers early morning appointments on Mondays, evening appointments on Tuesdays and appointments between 9am and 1pm on Saturdays. Because we know emergencies can occur at any time, you should call our practice number as soon as an urgent problem arises; if it is out of hours you will be advised what to do next.
Common dental emergencies include:
Unbearable toothache, with or without a dental abscess
Toothache can be very painful, and is usually indicative of an underlying condition such as decay or infection. Your clincian will first get you out of pain and, if you have an abscess, will drain it before arranging further appointments as necessary to complete treatment.
Lost or broken teeth
Teeth are often broken or lost in accidents. An emergency dentist may be able to reimplant your tooth, and can restore broken teeth in a number of ways.