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 chipped 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.
There are different cosmetic treatment options available depending on the severity of the chip. Chipped tooth 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.
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 resin material applied. Its then shaped and set using a special UV light.
Dental crown - a 'cap’ shaped like a tooth is placed over the chipped tooth 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.
As it is generally considered a purely cosmetic issue, its unlikely your insurance will cover any costs to fix a chipped tooth.
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.
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