Even strong, healthy teeth can suffer damage such as cracks or chipping from accidents, trauma or eating hard foods.
Your teeth get a lot of use during the day, and older people are especially susceptible to tooth damage because their teeth have had more use. However, a chipped, cracked or broken tooth can happen to anyone at any age.
The Causes of Cracked or Chipped Teeth
Teeth that are already weakened through tooth decay can be particularly prone to more damage when biting hard food, as can teeth with very old fillings that haven’t seen a dentist in years.
Sporting accidents or other facial trauma is a major cause of broken teeth, and constant teeth grinding, or bruxism, weakens the teeth and causes cracking and chipping.
No matter how you’ve cracked, chipped or broken a tooth, don’t ignore it. See your dentist as soon as possible to ensure it doesn’t get worse.
Chipped Tooth Repair
If you find you’ve chipped a tooth, don’t despair! It can easily be repaired.
Depending on the extent of the damage, it can be smoothed and polished, filled, capped or crowned, or if the nerve is exposed, you might need a root canal first.
Ipswich Family Dental provides a range of treatments for a chipped tooth so your smile and your confidence can be restored.
Cracked Tooth Treatment
Cracked and broken teeth can be repaired and restored, but it’s important to see your dentist as quickly as possible to alleviate the pain and prevent more damage.
Simple cracked teeth can be repaired with specialised tooth cement, but more serious cracks and breaks will require more complex treatments depending on their cause and severity.
Caring and Professional Ipswich Dental Care
At Ipswich Family Dental we provide complete dental services for every member of your family in a friendly and relaxing environment. To arrange a dental appointment to repair your chipped or broken tooth call Ipswich Family Dental now on 07 3171 8402 (Ipswich) or 07 3319 5045 (Brassall) or visit our contact page for more ways to get in touch.