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Chipped Teeth

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We Can Fix Your

Chipped Teeth

A chipped tooth can be caused by a number of factors and can vary in severity.

If you’ve discovered a chip in one of your teeth, you should get it checked out by a professional, qualified dentist as soon as possible. At Mona Vale Dental, we’ll do everything we can to diagnose and remedy the problem you are left with a pearly white smile you can once again be proud of.

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Dr Alistair Graham | Mona Vale Dental

Dr Alistair Graham is one of the few dentists who can fix most of your dental problems, since he’s qualified to provide both surgical and restorative treatments. He completed his Graduate Diploma in Clinical Dentistry (Oral Implants) at Sydney University. He also studied in the UK, Australia and Switzerland to delve further into this field.

Dr Graham is widely recognised for his extensive experience in all stages of dental implant treatments (planning, surgical and restorative). As a result, we can give you clarity about the entire treatment plan, putting you in control of the outcome. This gives you peace of mind that your treatment is being completed in one place, with someone who understands the big picture.

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Why do you need to fix a chipped tooth?

As well as being an aesthetic issue, a chipped tooth can also be problematic for your long-term dental health.

Teeth are made up of three layers: enamel, dentin and pulp. The top layer – and the bit of the tooth we see – the enamel, is made of stern stuff; it’s stronger than your bones. The part of the tooth that sits above the gumline is the crown, while the bottom half which connects the tooth to the jawbone is the gum. Although we can’t see this, it’s also covered in enamel.

When a tooth is chipped, for whatever reason, it often affects the enamel, leaving the inner layers – the dentin and pulp – intact. However, on occasion, cracks or chips which are left untreated can cause enamel to break, leaving the delicate pulp underneath exposed and vulnerable to infection.

How do I know if I have a chipped tooth?

Although chipped teeth are often obvious, on occasion the chips or cracks can be so small they’re not visible to the human eye. However, symptoms such as pain when biting or chewing or sensitive teeth, can alert you to a dental problem.

If you’re not sure its best to contact us for a check-up, as a minor problem can become a big issue if left untreated.

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How do you fix a chipped tooth?

Fortunately, chipped tooths are easy enough to rectify – if the problem is identified and diagnosed at an early enough stage. Your dentist will examine your mouth and, if necessary, use specialist tools and/or X-ray equipment to locate the source of the issue.

Treatment for a chipped tooth will depend on the severity of the problem. Minor issues, such as a small piece of enamel breaking off, can usually be dealt with in one sitting, while badly damaged teeth may take more time and money to fix.

Treatments for a chipped, broken or cracked tooth can include:

1. Restoring the fragment of tooth back on to the original tooth

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2. Having a filling or a crown to cover up the broken tooth

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3. Undergoing root canal treatment (when the nerves are exposed)

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For help in restoring a tooth that has been chipped, cracked or fractured, you need to consult a dentist you can trust.
For more information, please give Mona Vale Dental a call today on (02) 9997 1100.

Chipped Tooth FAQ’s

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Digital Smile Design allows us to help you design a smile as individual as you are, instead of a ‘one size fits all’ design. Taking the individual into account allows us to plan the best result for you.

What dental treatments are performed using Digital Smile Design (DSD)?2018-08-17T14:46:18+00:00

Digital Smile Design allows for many treatments to be done to achieve your result, including veneers, crowns, invisalign, implants and of course tooth whitening. The route to the final result varies from person to person and will be discussed between you and your dentist.

Will Digital Smile Design (DSD) give me a natural-looking result?2018-08-17T14:46:23+00:00

Absolutely. Because the design is based around your individual facial proportions, the result is as individual and as natural as you are. It is not an ‘out of the box’ Hollywood smile, but rather the smile that allows you to become the best version of yourself.

If you have any other questions that are not covered here, please feel free to contact our friendly team who will be more than happy to help you.

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Mona Vale Dental was recommended to me by my daughter who spoke very highly of Dr Graham and his team. The treatment and care I received has restored my faith in dentists again.
  • Penelope Hitchens

I was very impressed with the high level of care Alistair and his team give to his patients. All the staff were exceptionally welcoming and friendly. Mona Vale dental is beautiful practice with the most up to date facilities, and latest technology.
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Alistair, Kristen, Lisa and the crew at Mona Vale Dental are fabulous. My children, husband and I all go there. Mona Vale Dental are happy, family-friendly, reliable and great at what they do. The new fit-out is also very stylish. It all makes for a very positive dental experience.
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