Broken teeth

Chips and cracks

By Brandie Umar, Executive Director of ContentLast modified: October 05, 2011

Broken Teeth

Cracked, chipped or broken teeth can change the way your teeth look and make you uncomfortable with your smile, but chips in teeth can also lead to dental problems if not corrected. 


Chipped or broken teeth can be the cause of tooth sensitivity, are more susceptible to tooth decay and can cause problems chewing. Using a combination of cosmetic and reconstructive dentistry techniques, dentists can repair chipped teeth and broken teeth can be replaced or restored. 


Minor chips in teeth can be corrected using dental inlays/onlays or dental bonding and larger cracks can be sealed using a dental crown. If the tooth enamel is undamaged but the tooth has a small chip that is affecting the appearance of teeth, dental veneers can be attached to the tooth. 


If your teeth have only small flaws that need correcting dental bonding might be the solution. Used to fill minor gaps in teeth to straighten slightly misaligned teeth and to enhance the appearance of your teeth dental bonding provides an easy, affordable solution to give you the teeth you want.

Porcelain Inlays And Onlays

Porcelain Inlays and Onlays are used to repair tooth damage caused by decay leaving the patient with a natural look. An alternative to dental fillings, porcelain inlays and onlays can also be used if teeth surfaces are damaged but the damage is not extensive enough to require a dental crown.

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