05 Jul Chipped tooth? Tips on how to save your tooth
It’s all fun and games until someone breaks a tooth. Chipped teeth are very common among children and adults alike.
There are a variety of causes of chipped teeth: hitting one’s mouth when falling, poor nutrition, sports injuries and many more.A chipped tooth might make you more inclined to hide your smile or avoid speaking in social functions.
It may also give you the appearance of looking older and affect your self-esteem.
If left untreated, a chipped tooth can lead to smile imperfections, tooth sensitivity and tooth loss.
Beauty hacks to fix a cracked tooth
Just when you thought you have seen all the beauty hacks there are, another hack comes along and saves your tooth.
A Sydney-based PR maven Roxy Jacenko slipped on her wet bathroom floor, crashed— mouth-first, into the side of her tub—breaking her two front teeth in half.
With a few dabs of eyelash glue, Jacenko put her broken teeth together.
Despite Jacenko’s surprisingly beautiful outcome, cosmetic dentists advised against using eyelash glue to put teeth back together.
Cosmetic dentists said it is extremely unsafe to use eyelash glue because glue will add a thickness that might cause dental problems to the surrounding teeth.
While using eyelash glue to put your teeth back together can be a smart, spur-of-the-moment fix, visiting your dentist as soon as you crack your tooth is essential to avoid further damage, possible infection or losing your tooth.
With The Dental Spa’s 24/7 Emergency service, you will not even need to think of a quick fix because you can visit us any time of day and we will accommodate you, alleviate your pain and get your tooth fixed!
There are safe and efficient ways to save your tooth till you visit your doctor’s office.
- Rinse your mouth well with warm water
- Use a piece of gauze and apply pressure to the bleeding area for about 10 minutes
- Apply a cold pack to the lips over the broken tooth in order to reduce swelling and alleviate pain
- Take over-the-counter pain killer
Top dental treatments to fix your broken tooth
Tooth bonding is a dental tooth restorative treatment that involves the application of a tooth-colored resin material using adhesives and our state of the art Plasma Light. It is designed to close spaces between teeth, to make the teeth look longer—or to change the shape of teeth. A consultation with one of our dentists at The Dental Spa will determine if you are a good candidate for a tooth bonding treatment. Our dentists will conduct a thorough examination of your teeth that may comprise x-rays and an assessment of your teeth and gums.
If your tooth becomes damaged, dental veneers can be used to repair cracked tooth and create a natural looking appearance. Dental veneers are a great way to repair the appearance and functionality of the tooth without the need for tooth replacement. A dental veneer is normally made of porcelain; it can be customized, shaped and sized to fit over the top of your existing tooth. The color can be matched to the teeth around it to provide a natural looking smile. At the Dental Spa, we have an alternative to Veneers which are the Ameneers. They are specifically designed by Dr. Amer and they give you the same results as the veneers but are less invasive fiber glass veneers that do not require any reshaping of the natural tooth.
Dental crown is one of the most important restorative dental treatments. A crown is a cap that encapsulates and surrounds the tooth entirely, restoring its function and appearance. Dental crowns can be designed using tooth-colored materials to blend in with the surrounding teeth. Just like the Ameneers, our Dental Crowns at The Dental Spa are made out of fiber glass and do not require any injections and are minimally invasive and pain-free.
A chipped tooth is a relatively common dental problem—but that doesn’t mean you resort to unsafe tooth-repair hacks and compromise your dental health.
Rest assured, we are more than happy to take your Emergency bookings any time, all you have to do is call our emergency line 00971505630611 and leave the rest to us.
With the right dental care, you will be able to flash your most sparkling smile—chip free!