Chipped tooth may be caused by accidents like falling or biting on something hard.
We suggest you take immediate dental treatment otherwise your tooth can be further damaged or get infected and you may end up losing your tooth. There are many things that can be done to fixed chipped tooth at our East Bentleigh clinic.
Treatment for a broken or chipped tooth will depend on how severely the tooth is damaged. If only a small piece of enamel broke off, the repair can usually be done simply in one visit. A badly damaged or broken tooth may require a more lengthy and costly procedure. If you have chipped off just a small piece of tooth enamel, we may repair the damage with a filling.
If the repair is to a front tooth or can be seen when you smile, likely a procedure called bonding will be undertaken, which uses a tooth-coloured composite resin. Bonding is a simple procedure that typically does not require numbing the tooth for smaller fragments. Our friendly dentist at our East Bentleigh clinic can discuss and explain the whole procedure on your visit.
• To bond a tooth, the dentist first etches its surface with a liquid to roughen it and make the bonding material adhere to it.
• Next, the dentist applies an adhesive material to the tooth, followed by the bonding material.
• After shaping the bonding material to look like a natural tooth, the dentist uses an ultraviolet light to harden the material.
If a large piece of tooth breaks off or the tooth has a lot of decay, a crown, or tooth-shaped cap, may need to be used.