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Thank you for visiting the dental blog of VOGUE SMILES MELBOURNE about PORCELAIN VENEERS -Your Complete Guide on Getting Veneers

 

How can we assist you today? Whether you’re in need of a simple cleaning or a dazzling smile makeover, the team of Vogue Smiles Melbourne are here to help. Our General and Cosmetic Dentistry practice is home to a wide range of treatment options, each of them designed to create noticeable, long-term improvements for both your oral health and your self-confidence.

Our practice is dedicated to providing high-quality care in a cozy, one-on-one environment, focusing on your comfort, your personal smile goals, your financial budget and your oral health needs. We look forward to not only helping you improve your beautiful teeth but getting to know you and forming a relationship that hopefully lasts for many years to come.

Please feel free to look around at our website. If you have any questions about the topic of PORCELAIN VENEERS -Your Complete Guide on Getting Veneers or would like to make a booking, please contact our practice today on 9629-7664 .
It is our aim that through the educational articles we posted on our dental blog, that we can make profound impact on the lives of our patients by empowering them with knowledge and insight on Dental health and treatment that they are searching for.

 

 

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USTRALIA’S BEST SMILE MAKEOVERS DENTIST

What do those famous celebrities have in common?

 

They’ve all got the kind of smile that can light up a room.

The good news is not all of them have teeth that look that way naturally. A lot of them have dental veneers fitted to transform their  smile- the most popular treatment we offer here at Vogue Smiles Melbourne, one of the leading cosmetic dental clinics in Melbourne.

Cosmetic dentistry has soared in popularity over the past few years (some experts estimate it’s risen by 50%) and people from all walks of life consider enhancing their teeth. A few years ago most people considered cosmetic dentists the prestige of the rich and famous. Nowadays these sorts of treatments are much more accessible, with various affordable payment plans available.

Our cosmetic dental clinic is dedicated to helping you achieve your dream smile. Based in the heart of Melbourne CBD, we offer porcelain veneers treatments which will give you that dazzling confident smile.

Dr Castro have fitted thousands of Porcelain veneers over 30 years and we are proud to provide the option of either the Traditional Veneer or the non-prep porcelain veneers. This means they’re fitted using a non-intrusive preparation procedure. In most cases this means that the underlying teeth won’t need to be altered.

We are always happy to discuss any of our treatments with you. Whether you want to discuss smile makeover options or find out more about our payment plans, we’re always keen to help with your enquiries.

 

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PORCELAIN VENEERS BY AUSTRALIA’S BEST SMILE MAKEOVERS DENTIST

A beautiful, natural-looking smile can change your life. If you are considering adding veneers to your smile, you deserve nothing less than the best porcelain veneers Melbourne have to offer.

In here you will find detailed information on the Process on getting Porcelain Veneers.

 

What is Involved in Getting Smile Makeover with Porcelain Veneers?

 

With You From Start To Finish

 

In your first consultation, we’ll analyze your smile and bite, and then find the best steps to get them where you want them to be.The process begins with a welcoming and attentive discussion with Dr. Castro. Her years of cosmetic dental experience and extensive studies of the art of aesthetics have brought many patients to her office for recommendations in how they can achieve their “dream smile”. The consultation may involve an examination for any pre-existing conditions that may need attention before she places the veneers, possible X rays, and photos.

This consultation with Dr. Castro is the first step to getting the smile you’ve always wanted. She will look at the health of your teeth and determine the best course of treatment based on your individual desires. With your final goal in mind, he will break down the best way to achieve it—be it with porcelain veneers or other options. She will get your input with regards to your individual preferences on how you like your new smile to look like.

 

Step by Step Process of Getting Porcelain Veneers

 
 
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Most people who visit a dentist go to improve their smile. Cosmetic dentistry is a growing field, and more and more people are now taking interest in looking good and making their smiles more aesthetic.

There are several procedures that can help in this regard, and porcelain veneers seem to be one of the most popular ones. Porcelain veneers are a type of treatment that can correct a number of things including:

  • Misaligned teeth
  • Crooked teeth
  • Yellow teeth
  • Chipped teeth
 

Porcelain is actually a very thin material which can be made to resemble the colour of natural teeth. This is why it is heavily used in dentistry. Moreover, porcelain veneers are durable and can last for a long time if you take proper care of them.

A bad smile ruin can ruin your confidence and self-esteem. Porcelain veneers can help you re-build that confidence and show off those pearly whites.

 

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Procedure of Getting Porcelain Veneers

 

Now that you understand the basics of dental veneers, you should also learn about the procedure. Typically, your veneers are installed in 2-4 dental visits. These visits are likely to be spaced out over a period of six weeks but may take less time depending on the dentist and number of veneers. Below are the step by step process on what to expect on your treatment.

 

Step 1: Taking the Shade

We will use their shade guide to determine which colour of porcelain most closely matches the teeth that lie to each side of the tooth they’re veneering.

They may decide that different colours need to be used for different portions of the veneer. They’ll also make notes about which regions of the laminate need to be comparatively more or less translucent.

 

 

Step 2: Surface preparation depends if you choose Traditional Porcelain Veneer or the more conservative No-Prep, prepless or No Grinding Veneers

 

TRADITIONAL PORCELAIN VENEER

 

With this procedure, we trim the tooth- 0.5 mm.The idea is that the enamel on the front side of your tooth is trimmed back about the same thickness as the veneer that will be placed. That way its overall thickness is not dramatically changed.

The ideal situation is one where all surfaces of the veneer only rest on tooth enamel. For the most part, a dentist will try to limit the depth of the trimming to just the tooth’s enamel layer. That way, all aspects of the veneer’s internal surface will be bonded directly onto the enamel. (The type of tooth structure with which the most secure and predictable bond can be made.)

The precise amount of tooth enamel that’s shaved off will vary with each case but it can be as little as .5 to .7 millimetres. That’s about twice the thickness of an eggshell and when compared to most other dental procedures it’s a very small amount.

 

NO-GRINDING OR PREPLESS PORCELAIN VENEER

 

With this procedure, does not involve any grinding or preparation of the tooth. Read to learn more about this Veneer in this link

 

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PORCELAIN VENEERS BY AUSTRALIA’S BEST SMILE MAKEOVERS DENTIST

Will it be Painful? Will anaesthetic be needed?

 

It can be possible to prepare teeth for veneers without the use of an anaesthetic (a dental “shot”). But you may find that you want it.

Some teeth and tooth tissues are naturally sensitive to cold sensations (like those created by the dentist’s suction device or the water spray from their drill). And if the veneer’s edges will extend below the gum line, those tissues will need to be manipulated and may be sensitive.

If you choose Prepless Veneer, unless we are doing other treatment such as Gumlifting, a lot of cases we don’t numb the tooth.

 
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Step 3: Taking the impressions

 

Once the  surface preparation has been completed, we will take an impression of your tooth and its surrounding teeth and gums. It’s this copy of your mouth that will be used to fabricate your veneer.

This impression is then sent to a dental laboratory and they will use it to make your porcelain veneer. Depending on what arrangements have been made, the turn-around time for this process is usually about 2 weeks.

 

 

Step 4: Placing a temporary Veneer if needed

 

In those cases where your veneer will be fabricated by a dental laboratory, you will usually have to wait 1 or 2 weeks while it is being made. The question then becomes whether or not you will wear a temporary veneer during this time period.

 

A) Situations where no temporary is placed.
 

This can be the plan for cases where just a minimal amount of tooth structure has been removed.  Admittedly, on close inspection, your tooth will look a little strange. But just how much of an issue this is is something that you’ll have to decide.

Since a surface layer of your tooth has been trimmed off, you may notice that it has an increased sensitivity to hot and cold foods and beverages. You can also expect that it will feel a little rough to your tongue and lips.

 
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B) Situations where a temporary is used.
 

It’s more common to place a temporary veneer when treating cases where there’s been a need to trim a relatively greater amount of tooth structure.

These are teeth whose appearance would be noticeably strange, or where the issue of thermal sensitivity might be a problem for the patient.

If having a temporary placed is important to you, and your dentist has not yet discussed this issue with you, you absolutely need to ask about it when your appointment is initially scheduled.

We frequently uses a mould that’s filled will plastic and then slipped over your teeth to form the temporary. In some cases, this mould is made from a wax/plaster mock-up of your teeth that due to the time involved in making it must be arranged for in advance of your appointment.

A temporary veneer needs to be secure enough that it stays in place well but is also easy to remove at your next appointment. Keep in mind that unlike a temporary dental crown that entirely encases its tooth, this type is just anchored on the front side. And this difference can make creating a successful temporary a bit of a challenge.

Dentists have solutions for these challenges but they usually come at the expense of creating some degree of gum inflammation (because you can’t floss and clean around the temporary veneer thoroughly). Inflamed gum tissue can be harder to manage when a veneer is cemented, primarily because it bleeds easily.

If you decide that no temporary is needed, your dentist doesn’t have to be concerned about it coming off, or being able to get it off. And during your cementation appointment, it’s more likely that they’ll have healthy gum tissue to work with. And that’s a very positive thing for the outcome of your case.

Temporary veneers aren’t usually cemented, they’re just held in place by the way their plastic has set and locked in place on and in between your teeth.

Getting them off is easy enough. Your dentist will just use their drill and trim the temporary in half, then tease its parts off.

 

 

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Step 5: The Pre-Cementation evaluation

 

At this point, your porcelain veneer has been fabricated and is ready to be bonded onto its tooth. If a temporary veneer has been placed, we will remove it.

 

A) Checking the fit.

We will first need to evaluate how your veneer seats on your tooth.

To do so, they’ll set it in place, inspect it, remove it and trim it, repeatedly, until they are satisfied with its fit. (In most cases, an anaesthetic will not be needed during this step or any of those that follow.

 

B) Evaluating the shape.

Even though the laboratory or milling machine that has crafted your laminate has crafted it to what it thought was the ideal shape, you and your dentist may decide differently.

Possibly certain edges need to be shortened, squared off or rounded so it looks right. If so, your dentist will complete these changes.

Without question, the goal of this step is to get everything as right about the shape of your laminate as possible. But you don’t have to be too worried if you have some minor reservations about what you notice.

Further refinement can still be made later on after cementation. In fact, at this point, while your veneer just sits loosely on your tooth, trimming it too much might be the bigger concern.

 

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C) Evaluating the colour.
 

Your dentist will have chosen a shade of porcelain for your veneer that they expect will result in a close match with your tooth’s neighbouring teeth. But because it’s translucent, its precise colour can be fine-tuned by way of the shade of the cement that’s used to bond it in place.

 
Take note.
 

It’s important for you to understand that this is your last chance to make an objection about the colour of your new veneer. Once it’s been bonded in place, it can’t be changed.

 

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Step 6: Bonding or Cementing the Veneer

 

Once you and your dentist have determined that its shape and shade are right, your veneer can be bonded into place.

 

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Step 6: Wrapping things up

 

 

The veneer is now securely attached to your tooth.

There will be some excess cement that your dentist will need scrape and floss away. (Actually, they’ll probably have removed most of it before fully cured it. That makes getting it off easier.)

They’ll also need to evaluate your new restoration’s contours and trim and polish them as is needed.

As the last step, your bite will be evaluated so to confirm that it hasn’t been altered by the placement of your veneer.

 

 

Step 8: The follow-up appointment

 

Most dentists will want you to return to their office in about one week.

They’ll want to evaluate how your gums have responded to the presence of your new veneer. And if you have decided that its shape needs to be adjusted some more, they can do that at this appointment too.

Some people may notice that their veneered tooth as some hot and cold sensitivity. If you do, let your dentist know during this visit. While it’s common that it will resolve on its own, they may be able to speed the process up.

 

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We don’t believe that dental care should be out of anyone’s price range. We want you to feel confident in a smile that looks attractive and functions naturally—and fits within your budget! If you don’t believe you can afford the dental treatment you need (or want), rest assured that we will try our best to help you afford the treatment you need. We have helped countless patients receive affordable dentistry, providing them with beautiful new smiles that have changed their quality of life.

Our team helps make our dental services affordable by assisting you in maximizing your insurance benefits and accepting a variety of payment methods. We also offer third-party dental financing through ZIPMONEY. Don’t let fear or embarrassment about your budget keep you from getting the dental treatments your smile deserves. Contact our team today!

 
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Have a look at our smile gallery of photos that shows some of the beautiful smiles that we have worked on. We are committed to excellence & changing lives of our patients through smiles. Whether you’re in need of more advanced procedures such as “extreme Smile make-over,” Porcelain veneers, and bonding or you simply wish to correct a chipped tooth or create a whiter smiles, our practice provide personalized and cosmetic dentistry for every stage of your life. We have over 30 years of experience of providing gentle and quality General and Cosmetic Dentistry in Melbourne CBD, that you can count on.

 
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Feeling self-conscious and insecure with your crooked, crowded or overlapped teeth and your smile? Looking for the Best Cosmetic Dentist in Melbourne for Smile Makeovers with Dental Veneers? VOGUE SMILES MELBOURNE Dentist have the passion, expertise and dedication to provide exceptional Cosmetic Dentistry treatment. Call 9629-7664 to book for your FREE mini cosmetic consult

 

 

Disclaimer: The information on this website is for information purposes only. Is not a substitute for a proper professional care. Cosmetic Dentistry results will vary from patient to patient. Call our office and book for an actual in-person consultation for us to assess if you are a good candidate for a particular cosmetic Smile Makeover treatment. All of our Specials and packages posted on this site are subject to terms, conditions and availability

 

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Thank you for visiting the Dental Blog of VOGUE SMILES MELBOURNE about Fix and Repair Chipped tooth, Cracked & Broken Tooth

 

How can we assist you today? Whether you’re in need of a simple cleaning or a dazzling smile makeover, the team of Vogue Smiles Melbourne are here to help. Our General and Cosmetic Dentistry practice is home to a wide range of treatment options, each of them designed to create noticeable, long-term improvements for both your oral health and your self-confidence.

Our practice is dedicated to providing high-quality care in a cozy, one-on-one environment, focusing on your comfort, your personal smile goals, your financial budget and your oral health needs. We look forward to not only helping you improve your beautiful teeth but getting to know you and forming a relationship that hopefully lasts for many years to come.

Please feel free to look around at our website. If you have any questions about the topic of Fix and Repair Chipped tooth, Cracked & Broken Tooth or would like to make a booking, please contact our practice today on 9629-7664 .

It is our aim that through the educational articles we posted on our dental blog, that we can make profound impact on the lives of our patients by empowering them with knowledge and insight on Dental health and treatment that they are searching for.

 

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Your ultimate Guide on how to Fix and Repair Chipped tooth, Cracked & Broken Tooth

 

Looking to Fix and Repair your Chipped tooth, Cracked and  Broken Tooth? Broken, cracked & chipped teeth can as embarrassing as they are painful. Learn about your alternatives & the procedures  used to repair or replace damaged tooth.

 

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Chipped tooth, Cracked & Broken Tooth can result from a variety of causes with some of them being:

 

  • Unpopped kernels of popcorn
  • Rough sports
  • Chewing on ice or hard candy
  • Eating nuts
  • Biting down on forks & other utensils
  • Using your teeth as a prying tool
  • Accidents or trauma to the face

Teeth are very strong but they are not indestructible and the above are only some ways that you can damage them. Another less obvious cause is cavities that will weaken your teeth and then can lead to a broken one.

 

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How to tell if you have a Chipped tooth, Cracked & Broken Tooth?

 

An accident or some other trauma will probably show up as a loose piece of tooth in your mouth which is often followed by sharp pain.  This pain is caused from the nerve being exposed to air, saliva or hot/cold food or drinks.

Other symptoms of broken teeth can be very subtle such as minor fractures or cracks that don’t always hurt but if they do, it can be extremely hard to find out which tooth is hurting. These can also be symptoms of chipped teeth which sometimes can be seen but sometimes are not seen just by looking at your teeth and they may not even be seen with an X-ray so following is a list of symptoms to watch for:

 

  • Sensitivity to extreme temperatures
  • Sensitivity to sour or sticky food
  • Mouth pain while chewing
  • Sudden shooting pain
  • Irritation on tongue or cheek due to a rough or sharp-edged tooth

 

And sometimes it will take a variety of clinical aids, including X-rays, surface bite devices or cold water applications to find the broken tooth.

If you have a Chipped tooth, Cracked & Broken Tooth either in the front or back of your mouth, you will probably want to have it repaired not only for health reasons but for cosmetic reasons also. So following are some ways to treat chipped teeth and some ways to treat broken teeth and our dentists will know what way is best for you.

 

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Can you ignore a chipped tooth? How serious is a chipped tooth?

 

If you chip your tooth, you aren’t likely to feel any immediate pain, especially if you only chip a small part. A cracked tooth also doesn’t feel bothersome, except when you eat something too cold or too hot and the nerves in your tooth’s inner layers are exposed.

But just because you don’t feel any pain doesn’t mean you should let your cracked or chipped tooth go unchecked. If you neglect having a check up, you might suffer from the following:

 

  1. You could cut your tongue

A chipped tooth may have a jagged, sharp surface or edge. If you ignore it, that side of your chipped tooth might cut your tongue or cheeks, causing unnecessary and completely avoidable pain.

 

  1. Your tooth becomes sensitive to pressure

Another common cause of a cracked or chipped tooth is cavities. Cavities weaken the teeth, compromising their strength. Moreover, decay diminishes a tooth’s density, leaving it more susceptible to pain and sensitivity as well as to breaking under the slightest bit of pressure.

 

  1. Your tooth becomes sensitive to temperature

When you tooth cracks or chips, the nerves or the root may become exposed. These internal parts of a tooth are extremely sensitive to temperature. As a result, when you eat or drink something too hot or too cold, you may experience severe, shooting pain in that tooth, making it difficult for you to enjoy your food or drink.

 

  1. Your teeth and gums may become infected

If the inner structure of your tooth gets exposed from a crack or chip, that tooth becomes more vulnerable to infections. Bacteria can easily invade the dental pulp—the innermost part of the tooth containing blood vessels and nerves. Once this happens, the bacterial infection forms a pocket of pus called a tooth abscess.

As you can see, a cracked or chipped tooth may seem like a simple dental problem that you can just ignore. But, left untreated, one cracked tooth can cause severe pain and complications down the line.

 

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Does chipped tooth sensitivity go away?

 

The outer layer of the teeth is remarkably strong, but once it gets chipped, broken or otherwise fractured, the inner layer becomes readily exposed to all kinds of problems. It is also the time when the discomfort and pain level is highly excruciating.

Minor chipping often goes unnoticed, but when a large part of the tooth gets broken, this can hurt the nerve of the tooth and can become extremely sensitive to cold and hot temperatures. Dental Procedures to Repair Your Chipped, Cracked or Broken Tooth

Chipping or cracking a tooth accounts for the majority of dental injuries we see in our office. However the injury occurred, don’t worry, your smile and your teeth can be repaired. But it’s important to fix a chipped or broken tooth as soon as it occurs to ensure it doesn’t cause additional problems and increase costs down the road.

 

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5 Different Types Of Cracked Teeth

 

As a dentist, we categories broken teeth in these ways.

Craze Lines: These are small vertical cracks in your teeth that can be caused by things like chewing on ice or even an imbalanced bite. Craze lines are technically tiny cracks in your teeth, but they are not a major cause for concern.

Fractured Cusp: When a portion of a tooth’s chewing surface breaks off, usually around a filling, it’s known as a fractured cusp. It typically doesn’t cause much pain and rarely damages the pulp.

Cracked Tooth: When a crack stretches from the chewing surface vertically toward the root, we refer to this as a cracked tooth. If left untreated it usually results in tooth loss.

Split Tooth: A split tooth is what happens if you leave a cracked tooth untreated.  Like a cracked tooth there is a crack, but it is split into two pieces by a crack that runs through the tooth.

Vertical Root Fracture: This type of fracture is the worse case scenario and occurs when a tooth breaks straight down the root. Often it splits down the middle just like a piece of firewood.

 

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What happens if your tooth cracks in half? Can it be fix?

 

If damage to the tooth is extensive, like a broken in half tooth that exposes nerves and blood vessels in the pulp, a root canal or extraction might be necessary. This is largely isolated to incidents where the root is damaged or there is a significant amount of infection.

 

What To Do If Your Tooth Cracks In Half

 

If your tooth cracks in half, call your dental office immediately to set up an appointment. Make sure to let them know, your tooth is cracked in half. A broken tooth is not something you should put off. It could get worse and become infected. The infection would start in the tooth’s pulp and then spread to the gum and the bone beneath your tooth. If you can’t see your dental professional right away, continue your usual oral hygiene routine until your visit. Just use extra care and brush the cracked tooth more gently.

 

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Is a cracked tooth a dental emergency?

 

A broken tooth often warrants a visit to an emergency dental office. In fact, tooth fractures are one of the most common dental emergencies.

However, emergency dental care is needed for major tooth fractures. A serious fracture is one where a large chunk of the tooth is gone. This condition is often accompanied by intense dental pain. Under these circumstances, seeking immediate medical attention is crucial.

 

How about a Chipped or Broken tooth? Does it need Dental Emergency appointment?

 

Does a broken tooth require an emergency dental visit? The answer to that question is not always a clear-cut answer. It depends on the severity of the fracture. For instance, minor chips can wait for a regularly scheduled appointment. However, seek medical attention immediately if a major portion of the tooth is broken. In many cases, a dentist can work emergencies into the schedule at a moment’s notice.

 

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What Happens If You Leave a Chipped, Broken and Cracked Tooth Untreated?

 

An untreated Chipped, broken or cracked tooth can lead to tooth sensitivity, tooth decay, and ultimately tooth loss. If you’ve cracked a tooth, it’s important to make an appointment to see us as soon as you can so that it can be evaluated and treated if necessary.

A cracked tooth can vary in its severity. It may be a small and shallow crack or it could be deeper towards the root and/or nerve. A dentist will evaluate the potential crack by looking for the crack, making gum measurements around the tooth, taking an X-ray, and possibly testing the status of the nerve or if there is pain when biting.

 

What are the implications of waiting?

 

  1. Nothing will happen.
  2. The tooth could chip- simple repair. Or it could crack and would need a crown.
  3. In rare cases waiting could cause a root canal to be needed.
  4. The tooth could split, which could require crown lengthening or extraction.

These are things that your dentist should be prepared to talk over with you.

 

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What can be done for a cracked front tooth?

 

Your dentist will recommend a treatment for your cracked tooth based on how minor or major the crack is. There are four types of treatment options available to you so that you can repair your front cracked tooth:

  • Dental bonding. A material called composite resin is commonly used for repairing teeth that have been damaged, especially if the damaged portion is relatively small and noticeable. This material is applied to the tooth to cover the crack and reshape the tooth to look like a natural repair.
  • Porcelain veneers. Sometimes, bonding a porcelain veneer over the front of the tooth is a relatively easy and long-lasting solution to chips and cracks that are just superficial and aesthetic in nature. Veneers can last ten years or longer with proper care.
  • Dental crown. More substantial cracks and chips may need a crown to bond over the tooth to add an extra layer of protection to damaged teeth. These porcelain restorations look completely natural after being custom-made and cemented in place.
  • Root canal therapy. If the crack or chip reaches the inner portion of the tooth canals, it can result in an infection of the dental pulp inside. The best treatment for this situation is root canal therapy, which addresses the infection while maintaining the tooth in the smile.
  • Tooth replacement. If the chip or crack is extremely large, patients may need to have the tooth extracted and work with their dentist to determine the most appropriate tooth replacement option, including dentures, bridges, or dental implants.

 

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How Are Chipped or Broken Teeth Repaired?

 

The quicker you can get into your dental professional for evaluation, the better. It could ultimately save your tooth. Your dentist will then be able to take a look at the damage and decide the best treatment for saving your tooth. Here are some of the treatment options available

• If a tiny piece of enamel or filling has chipped off, you may only need a new filling or some bonding material to restore the chipped portion.

• If only a small piece of your tooth broke off, your dental professional might be able to protect the remainder of the tooth with a crown or filling

• If the fracture is severe, endodontic surgery may be required to remove the fractured portion to protect the pulp and the tooth

• If the crack extends down into the pulp, you may need a root canal or tooth extraction

 

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Should a cracked tooth be crowned?

 

If a tooth is cracked, it is a serious condition and does usually require a crown. Unlike a broken bone, the fracture in a cracked tooth will not heal.

Vertical cracks that travel to the gumline may require a full-coverage crown. If the crack goes below the gumline, the tooth may require a root canal, with crown lengthening or possibly even extraction.

In some cases, while a crown is one option, there can be others. You might opt for a filling instead. Keep in mind, however, that a filling does not prevent you from needing a crown later on. Also, if a substantial portion of your tooth needs filling, a better solution is usually the crown because fillings do not give you the same kind of protection as crowns do. Also, if the filling is extremely large, it can cause the tooth to break, making it irreparable.

 

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Cosmetic Dentistry Solutions to Fix and Repair Chipped tooth, Cracked & Broken Tooth

 

Depending on the severity of the damage, and any new or pre-existing damage in the surrounding area, the fix will range from a simple filling, to a more involved process like placement of Porcelain Veneers or Dental Crowns.

If you’ve only chipped off a small piece of tooth enamel, you may be a good candidate for one of the simplest forms of cosmetic dentistry, dental filling or bonding.

Bonding is an inexpensive way to repair cracked or chipped teeth and this may be functionally and cosmetically repaired with a composite white filling. The composite resin is bonded to the tooth to fill the chip or crack and to protect the surrounding tooth structure. But for more severe cases of cracks or chips, dental veneers may be the more appropriate way to go.

Porcelain veneers are a form of cosmetic dentistry in which thin, custom-made pieces of porcelain material are bonded to existing teeth to create the appearance of perfectly-alignment.

In comparison to crowns, which we’ll discuss shortly, porcelain veneers cover only the front side of a tooth.

Dental Crowns

If your tooth is severely chipped, a dental crown has the unique ability to fit snugly and safely over the tooth you don’t like, while the outside of the crown is shaped and colored to match the rest of your smile.

Dental crowns are a form of cosmetic dentistry that is recommended when working on top of the existing enamel (if any) isn’t an option. With a chipped tooth or teeth, this may be desirable particularly if there is weakness or structural damage in addition to the visibly chipped tooth or teeth.

Because enamel doesn’t grow back and won’t heal on its own, if your tooth is badly cracked in addition to the chip, and at risk of falling to pieces, a custom-fit crown could be the way to go.

 

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Situations that Influence One or the Other

 

Your dentist will take a number of factors into account when deciding whether your teeth would best be served with either porcelain veneers or traditional crowns.

The main factor is how severely chipped, broken or cracked your tooth is.

The condition of your gums, what type of bite or occlusion you have as well as the amount of damage the teeth have suffered are all taken into our consideration when determining the best method to restore your teeth. Porcelain veneers rely on intact enamel for their bond strength and sometimes there won’t be enough quality enamel for veneers, but with modern crowns made of porcelain, it is difficult to distinguish whether they are porcelain veneers or caps.

Cost is another consideration for the patient. Porcelain veneers, since they only cover the visible side of the tooth are usually considered to be cosmetic in nature and may not be covered by insurance, even though the procedure for veneers and crowns are nearly identical and the costs usually very close.

You and your dentist can discuss the pros and cons of each of these products to find the one that will best suit your pocketbook and your needs. As a dentist, I know that all dental professionals are more than happy to take the time to discuss the proper procedures that will have you smiling again, but it is up to you to ask the right questions that will elicit the information you need to make your decision.

To possibly save your tooth, avoid more damage and potential infection, it’s important to see your dentist right away. If you have a chipped or broken tooth, call our office right away. If you have been putting it off, call our office today to schedule an appointment.

 

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How much does it cost to Fix and Repair Chipped tooth, Cracked & Broken Tooth?

 

The cost of treatment varies depending on the severity of the break, whether it’s a front tooth or molar, what type of dental procedure is used to repair it, and other factors like insurance coverage, location, and the dental office’s pricing.

Here’s what you should expect to pay to repair a chipped tooth (without insurance):

ProcedureCost Per Tooth
Filling$90 to $500
Dental Bonding$300 to $700
Dental Crown$500 to $2500
Root Canal Therapy$900 to $2200
Dental Onlay$650 to $1,200
Dental Veneer$700 to $2,500

Dental insurance may cover some or all of the procedure costs. The most significant factor is whether your insurance plan considers the procedure necessary or cosmetic. Veneers and implants are often deemed cosmetic or elective procedures, while most other chipped tooth treatments are considered medically necessary.

 

 

General and Cosmetic Dentistry Financing in Melbourne CBD

Dental Payment Plan Options That will Fit Your Budget

 

We don’t believe that dental care should be out of anyone’s price range. We want you to feel confident in a smile that looks attractive and functions naturally—and fits within your budget! If you don’t believe you can afford the dental treatment you need (or want), rest assured that we will try our best to help you afford the treatment you need. We have helped countless patients receive affordable dentistry, providing them with beautiful new smiles that have changed their quality of life.

Our team helps make our dental services affordable by assisting you in maximizing your insurance benefits and accepting a variety of payment methods. We also offer third-party dental financing through ZIPMONEY. Don’t let fear or embarrassment about your budget keep you from getting the dental treatments your smile deserves. Contact our team today!

 
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Before and After Dental Smile Makeover Treatment Gallery
Cosmetic Dentistry Melbourne CBD

 

Have a look at our smile gallery of photos that shows some of the beautiful smiles that we have worked on. We are committed to excellence & changing lives of our patients through smiles. Whether you’re in need of more advanced procedures such as “extreme Smile make-over,” Porcelain veneers, and bonding or you simply wish to correct a chipped tooth or create a whiter smiles, our practice provide personalized and cosmetic dentistry for every stage of your life. We have over 30 years of experience of providing gentle and quality General and Cosmetic Dentistry in Melbourne CBD, that you can count on.

We can Turn your dream of beautiful smile into reality.

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Fix and Repair Chipped tooth, Cracked & Broken Tooth

 

Fix and Repair Chipped tooth, Cracked & Broken Tooth

 

Fix and Repair Chipped tooth, Cracked & Broken Tooth

 

 

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Disclaimer: The information on this website is for information purposes only. Is not a substitute for a proper professional care. Cosmetic Dentistry results will vary from patient to patient. Call our office and book for an actual in-person consultation for us to assess if you are a good candidate for a particular cosmetic Smile Makeover treatment. All of our Specials and packages posted on this site are subject to terms, conditions and availability

 

 

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