Breaking or chipping a tooth is very common, and everyone is at risk, both adults and children. Some activities put people at more risk, those who play contact sports and extreme sports should always wear a professionally custom made mouthguard.
Broken & Chipped Teeth
There are other factors which can increase an individual’s risk. One is the way in which our teeth meet when we close the teeth together. This is particularly important for children who are more at risk due to their active lifestyles; running, jumping and cycling, etc.
Our dentists make an assessment of an adult’s or child’s risk at the examination and can discuss options which can help minimise the risk of breaking teeth.
Reasons Behind Broken & Chipped Teeth
There are many causes to breaking teeth:
- Tooth decay softens the tooth from the inside out. Tooth decay is the most common cause of broken teeth
- Large fillings weaken teeth and can cause teeth to crack and break. This particularly true with amalgam (silver) fillings
- A strong blow to the face or jaw from a fall, punch and object can result in broken teeth
- Chewing or biting hard objects; like nuts, sweets, fruit stones or meat bones
- Tooth grinding and clenching put teeth under enormous pressure and this can result in teeth wearing away, thinning or breaking
- Acids from the diet and the body can result in the weakening of teeth which results in teeth thinning and breaking
At Dentalogica, our dentists make a thorough examination of your teeth to accurately identify the cause of your broken teeth and treat them appropriately.
Broken & Chipped Teeth Repair
Contact the dentist as soon as you notice your broken teeth – your dentist will advise the most effective and affordable way to repair your precious teeth.
If you find the teeth, keep it in milk and bring it to the dental practice. Your dentist will put your tooth back using necessary procedures and check for the correct position using an X-ray.
If you can’t find your tooth, the dentist will fill up the space using one of the following:
- Dentures (false teeth)
- Dental Implants
Cost of Broken & Chipped Teeth Repair
The cost of repairing chipped and broken teeth depends on many factors; from how badly you have damaged your teeth, to what repair procedure your dentist has recommended. The sooner the broken teeth are fixed the more simple and cheaper the treatment. Contact the clinic for more information and to book an appointment.
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Have you damaged your teeth in an accident? If you are looking professional dental advice and repair of cracked teeth, fill up the form or give us call on 01376 513100 immediately.
FAQs on Broken & Chipped Teeth
Is a chipped tooth a dental emergency?
Yes, a chipped or broken tooth is a dental emergency. Even if the tooth is not causing pain, it will be getting worse. Anyone with a chipped tooth please contact our friendly team.
What happens when I chip a tooth?
Once you have made contact with one of our team, we will make an appointment for you to visit one of our caring dentists. When you visit the dentist, he/she will examine your mouth and alleviate any pain as a priority. Wherever possible the tooth will be repaired permanently on the day. If the problem is more complex, the tooth will be made safe with a temporary filling, before further appointments are arranged to fix the tooth permanently. As always we promise your treatment will be completed professionally and painlessly.