Smile confidently again with our care
Are you dealing with a chipped tooth that's affecting your confidence? At Burnaby Dental Centre, we offer a range of treatment options to restore your smile and improve your oral health. Our team of experienced dentists will work with you to determine the best course of action for your specific needs, whether it's veneers, crowns, dental implants, or root canals.
With our Burnaby chipped tooth approach, you can feel confident that you'll achieve the results you're looking for.
Different types of chipped teeth
Now, it's important to know the types of chipped teeth because the severity and location of the chip will determine the appropriate course of treatment. Different types of chipped teeth require different treatment approaches, so accurately diagnosing the type of chip is critical to achieving the best outcome. These can be:
Craze lines are small cracks that only affect the outer enamel layer of a tooth. Most of the time, they don't require treatment, but if they are causing sensitivity or aesthetic concerns, veneers will be the best solution.
Fracture cusps occur when a portion of the tooth's chewing surface breaks off. This type is often caused by biting down on something hard or by a wrongly placed dental filling that has weakened the tooth's structure.
Depending on the extent of the damage, we may recommend a dental crown to protect and strengthen the remaining tooth structure.
Split teeth usually happen when a crack in the tooth extends from the chewing surface to the tooth's root. This split is more severe and may require a root canal or extraction. In some cases, we’ll recommend a dental implant or bridge to replace the lost tooth.
Delaying treatment for a chipped tooth can lead to further damage and complications, such as infection or decay. That's why we encourage our patients to seek prompt treatment at the first sign of a chipped tooth.
Our Burnaby chipped tooth approach ensures you'll receive the best possible care and achieve optimal results. Request an appointment today so you can start your treatment!
Benefits of fixing a chipped tooth
Fixing your teeth can do more than improve your appearance. It can also restore your confidence and prevent further damage. A fractured tooth can make you self-conscious about your smile and affect your confidence.
When a tooth is chipped, it can create a space where bacteria can enter and cause decay or infection. By repairing the chip, you can prevent these problems and maintain your tooth's health.
Our personalized approach means that we'll work with you to determine the best option for your dental needs and goals. Whether you need a minor repair or a more extensive restoration, we'll help you achieve the best possible results to restore your smile!
Prevention tips for chipped teeth
Preventing a chipped tooth is always better than needing treatment. A chipped tooth can cause discomfort and affect the appearance of your smile.
At Burnaby Dental Centre, we believe that prevention is key to maintaining good oral health. We recommend the following tips to prevent chipped teeth:
- Avoid chewing on hard foods: Chewing on hard foods, such as ice or hard candy, can put a lot of pressure on your teeth and cause them to chip or crack. Try to avoid these foods or be cautious when eating them.
- Use scissors to open packages: This may sound funny, but many people use their teeth to open packages, which can cause them to chip or crack. Use scissors instead to avoid damaging your teeth!
- Wear a mouthguard during sports: Sports can be a major cause of chipped teeth. Wearing a mouthguard can help protect your teeth from impact and prevent chips, cracks, or even knocked-out teeth.
By following these simple tips, you can protect your teeth. At Burnaby Dental Centre, we are committed to helping you maintain good oral health and prevent dental problems before they occur. That’s why we’ll always recommend cleanings, exams, and other preventive treatments to keep your teeth in check.
Don’t wait for treatment! Our dentists are on call and can help today.
At Burnaby Dental Centre, we offer emergency appointments to existing and new patients. We know emergencies can be stressful. That’s why we make sure you have a unique, comfortable experience while we address your dental emergencies.
Call us at (1604) 294-3271, and we’ll get you back to feeling like yourself!
What to expect at your chipped tooth appointment
When you come to Burnaby Dental Centre for your chipped tooth appointment, you can expect a comprehensive evaluation and a customized treatment plan. Our dentists will examine your tooth to determine the type and severity of the chip and recommend the best course of action.
- If your chip is minor, we may recommend veneers to restore the appearance of your tooth. This quick and non-invasive procedure can be completed in just one visit to our office.
- If your chip is more severe or located on a molar, we may recommend a crown or dental implant to restore the function of your tooth. This will require multiple visits to our office, but our team will work with you to ensure your comfort throughout the process.
No matter which treatment option we recommend, we’ll ensure you understand the procedure and are comfortable with your decision. We’ll also provide detailed aftercare instructions to ensure a speedy and successful recovery.
At Burnaby Dental Centre, we are committed to providing you with the highest level of care and personalized attention. If you have a cracked tooth or any other dental concerns, don't hesitate to contact us and request an appointment!
Chipped Tooth FAQ
What causes a chipped tooth?
Chipped teeth can be caused by various factors, including biting down on hard objects, a fall or injury to the face, tooth decay, or a weakened tooth due to large fillings or other dental work.
Is a chipped tooth a serious issue?
It depends on the severity of the chip. A minor chip may only affect the appearance of your tooth, while a more significant chip could lead to further damage, decay, or infection if left untreated.
How long does it take to fix a chipped tooth?
The time it takes to fix a chipped tooth depends on the severity of the chip and the chosen treatment option. Minor chips can often be restored in just one visit, while more severe chips may require multiple visits.
Is fixing a chipped tooth painful?
Most chipped tooth treatments are minimally invasive. Our team at Burnaby Dental Centre will ensure your comfort throughout the procedure and provide you with detailed aftercare instructions.
Burnaby Dental Centre proudly accepts all major credit cards and debit cards, as well as cash payments. Our helpful customer service team will be happy to facilitate and submit any insurance benefit claims on your behalf.
Dentists you can trust
At Burnaby Dental Centre, we go above and beyond to provide expert dental care while cultivating a compassionate, friendly environment that prioritizes your comfort at all times.
Our team has extensive experience and expertise in restorative and cosmetic dental care. We use high-tech treatments to provide a comfortable experience and incredible results. We look forward to helping you restore the health and appearance of your smile!