Repairing your Broken Teeth

A veneer can make a chipped tooth look intact again. The porcelain covers the whole of the front of the tooth with a thicker section replacing the broken part.

Bonding

Sometimes instead of a porcelain veneer, a natural colour ‘composite’ material is used. This is a natural coloured filling material that can be used for minor repairs to front teeth like chipped or broken tooth corners.

Dental Crowns

A crown is an artificial restoration that fits over the remaining part of a prepared tooth, making it strong and giving it the shape of a natural tooth.

A crown is sometimes known as a ‘cap’. Crowns are an ideal restoration for teeth that have been broken, or have been weakened by decay or a very large filling. They can be made of porcelain or gold or a combination of these materials.

A dental crown could be used for a number of other reasons, for instance:

  • you may have discoloured fillings and would like to improve the appearance of the tooth
  • you may have had a root filling which will need a crown to protect it
  • it may help hold a bridge or denture firmly in place.

Veneers

Dental veneers (sometimes called porcelain veneers or dental porcelain laminates) are a revolutionary solution to perfecting your smile.

The wafer-thin, custom-made shells of tooth-coloured material is designed to cover the front surface of teeth to improve the aesthetics and confidence in your smile.

The veneers are securely bonded to the front of the teeth changing their colour, shape, size, or length.

A veneer can make a chipped tooth look intact again. The porcelain covers the whole of the front of the tooth with a thicker section replacing the broken part.