If you have been involved in an accident that has resulted in your teeth becoming damaged then it is important to seek dental advice as soon as possible to make sure that no underlying damage has been caused. However, after you have been checked over and had the all clear, it is important to know what options are available to you when it comes to restoring your smile to its former glory.
Your dentist in Harley Street has a range of treatments available that can help you to replace missing teeth, cover up chips, and generally make you feel confident about your smile again. Nobody should have to suffer after an accident, especially when it comes to their smile.
Has one of your teeth been chipped?
It is incredibly common for people to chip a tooth, especially if their tooth has become weakened due to not being taken care of properly. Whatever the reason your tooth has become chipped, your dental practitioner will want to do whatever they can to help you when it comes to repairing your smile. Chipped teeth can leave people feeling self-conscious and upset about their appearance, and if it is one of the front teeth that has been chipped it can be extremely noticeable.
Veneers are an efficient and straightforward way of covering any chips that you may have. They attach to the surfaces of your teeth and make them appear longer or wider, depending on your needs. You can have one veneer to cover up one chipped tooth, or you can have a whole set fitted to make all of your teeth appear even and in some cases brighter. Veneers are made of porcelain so look and feel exactly like your original teeth, and they will hide any small gaps that you might have between your teeth too.
Knocked out teeth can easily be replaced
Sporting injuries are one of the main causes of knocked out teeth, but thankfully there are several treatments available to replace your teeth and leave you with a completed smile instead of a broken one. Dental implants are a popular way of replacing teeth. They can last for up to twenty years when they are taken care of properly and provide people with a natural looking set of teeth that feel and act as their original ones did.
When you have implants you will have small titanium screws inserted into your jawbone, and these screws will be used to support your new artificial teeth. If you only need one tooth replacing then you will only need one screw inserted, and a crown will be attached to this. The screws act as the root of your tooth, and the crown is tooth coloured, completely blending in with your remaining teeth.
If you have had more than one tooth knocked out then it is likely that a partial denture or bridge will be used to restore them. If you are missing teeth on either side of an original tooth then a bridge will be used to replace them, whilst if you have several teeth missing in a row your practitioner will provide you with a partial denture instead.