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Chipped tooth repair alternatives

Did you know that your enamel found on your natural tooth is the strongest form of body tissue that your body can create. But even the strongest tissue in your body can break.

Hard foods, painful knocks and bumps can lead to minor to even major cracked teeth. The split tooth can lead to further oral health issues if the tooth is already decayed.

If a tooth is badly chipped and causing discomfort, it’s recommended that you see your dentist to ensure there are no major issues with your cracked tooth or teeth . However, more often than not it is the unsightly look of a chipped tooth that most people have the biggest problem with.

Generally chipped teeth are considered a purely cosmetic issue, as there is more damage to the way the tooth looks than to the tooth itself.

How to fix a chipped tooth

There are different cosmetic treatment options available depending on the severity of the chip. Chipped tooth repair and chipped front teeth repair options include:

Filling - only typically used on your side or back teeth, as opposed to your front teeth as it needs a hollow area to attach to. A filling will only be applied to adult teeth.

Bonding - this can be used on a chipped front tooth or any visible teeth. The tooth is first lightly roughened using a special gel or liquid to prepare it. Then, a dental chemical adhesive is put on the tooth and a composite resin material applied. The tooth colored bonding material is then shaped and set using a special UV light. Bonding is usually used if you're thinking how to fix a chipped front tooth.

Dental crown - a 'cap’ shaped like a tooth is placed over the cracked tooth (more so with a chipped molar) to cover it to improve its appearance. This will have to be done multiple times if you have lots of chipped teeth. Temporary crowns are made at your local dentist whereas permanent crowns are made in a dental lab first, before being applied by your dentist.

With this in mind, it may take several appointments with your oral health professional to ensure that the procedure is complete. This can become a lengthy and costly affair, possibly setting you back thousands.

Dental veneers - Dental veneers are tooth shells made of composite material and sit over the original tooth. In order to position the dental veneer onto the tooth, the tooth must be sanded down into a stump that will give the veneer an easy and smooth position onto the tooth's surface. To ensure that the veneer follows your natural gum line, the dentist will need to shape the veneer before being able to put it onto the tooth.

Root Canal Therapy - if the tooth is chipped to the extreme where the tooth's pulp is revealed (center of the tooth containing sensitive nerves and blood vessels). With the objective of saving the tooth from infection, the tooth's root canal will be the pulp removed, cleaned out and sealed off to ensure that it is no longer susceptible to infection. If there is a vertical root fracture, then the tooth will most likely be removed completely.

Reducing the Pain

Sometimes when you have chipped your tooth, your dentist straight away, or you may not feel the effects of the pain straight away.

  • Avoid eating hard foods and if possible, avoid using your broken tooth completely.
  • Rinse your mouth out with salt water and take an effective pain relief medicine to sooth the pain
  • In some cases, the tooth can become jagged and sharp which can cause possible rips and tears in the lip or cheek. Prevent this by applying wax paraffin or sugarless gum.

If the pain persists, it is advised to seek out the advice and guidance of an oral health professional.

You may not need treatment

Not all cracked teeth will need dental treatment. It is fairly common throughout life to receive minor craze lines or small type of cracks in our tooth enamel. This will not need treatment, however, there are ways to overcome these inconveniences.

Instasmile - With modern dentistry costing a small fortune, more people than ever are looking for an affordable alternative that can give them a dream smile.

As a clip-on alternative to traditional and invasive dental treatments, instasmile veneers will require no surgery, no dental visits and will cover your chipped teeth. Check out our Classic and Platinum veneers for more!

Why instasmile?
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Chipped Tooth Repair Cost

As it is generally considered a purely cosmetic issue, it's unlikely your insurance or treatment plan will cover any costs to fix even a slightly chipped tooth. If the crack extends on the fractured cusp, it is important to seek a dental professional to ensure that the remaining tooth is saved.

As a rough estimate, without insurance cover it can cost $250-$2,000 to repair a chip on a single tooth, depending on whether a crown, cap, veneer or extraction is required in order to repair it.

  • Bonding - between $300 and $600 per tooth
  • Partial Crown or Crown - between $800 and $1700 per tooth
  • Dental veneers - between $950 and $2,500 per tooth

instasmile costs from just $375 for a full top or bottom set of veneers, meaning you could save up to $10,000. Additionally it doesn't just improve the appearance of a single tooth, but is a multi-solution in one, helping with the appearance of the whole smile.

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From

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Representative example: purchase Classic Classic top or bottom veneers for $500. Spread the cost over 12 months and clear the balance with 0% interest. Equivalent of $29.17 a month, or $6.73 per week (total repaid $350.00).

From

$500

$350.00

when you pay today

From

$6.73

a week

Spread the cost

Just an extra

$4.03

per week for a top set too

Representative example: purchase Classic Classic top or bottom veneers for $500. Spread the cost over 12 months and clear the balance with 0% interest. Equivalent of $29.17 a month, or $6.73 per week (total repaid $350.00).

From

$799

$559.30

when you pay today

From

$10.76

a week

Spread the cost

Representative example: purchase Classic instasmile top or bottom veneers for $799. Spread the cost over 12 months and clear the balance with 0% interest. Equivalent of $46.61 a month, or $10.76 per week (total repaid $559.30).

Can instasmile cover a broken tooth, cracked tooth or chipped tooth?

instasmile will cover chips, cracks and broken teeth in an instant making it an affordable, convenient cosmetic solution to improve the appearance of your smile and hide broken teeth. They simply clip securely into place over your existing teeth.

  • instasmile clip-on veneers will save you $1,000’s on your chipped and broken teeth and give you the chance to smile again.
  • Your beautiful smile, handcrafted to perfection, will look natural and revive your smile.
  • no surgical procedures needed which means no permanent changes to your natural teeth.
  • No dentist visits required! From start to finish, transform your smile from the comfort of your own home. No drills and no surgery.
  • If you’re looking for a multi-fix solution to multiple dental cosmetic needs, instasmile is perfect for you! From discoloration to missing teeth, instasmile can cover your dental cosmetic needs with one clip-on solution.

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