November 26, 2021

Crunch! That’s the sound of a broken tooth and whether you’ve eaten a hard boiled sweet, had a traumatic fall, or taken a hit after a recent sport’s injury it’s an unpleasant experience. 

The types of cracks and chips in teeth vary, depending on the cause and location of the breakage. 

  • Craze lines – hairline fractures contained within the enamel only 
  • Fractured cusp – a piece of the tooth’s surface that breaks off (usually occurs with a dental filling or crown) 
  • Cracked tooth – a crack that extends to the gum line (may result in tooth loss)
  • Split root – a crack with distinctive segments which cannot be saved intact 
  • Vertical root fracture – a crack originating from the root of the tooth (often discovered when the gum becomes infected) 

But, don’t worry! There are many ways to repair a chipped or cracked tooth, including dental composite bonding


What is composite bonding?  

A cosmetic dental procedure used to repair teeth that have chipped or have become cracked. Composite dental filling materials are actually tooth-coloured plastic resins sculpted to the desired shape. This enables it to fill in all your chipped and cracked spots with extreme ease and comfort. Plus, they blend right in with the rest of your teeth too, so no one will know you’ve had any work done at all! 


How long does the treatment take? 

No need for multiple visits to the dentists. Unlike veneers or crowns that are manufactured in a dental lab, it takes less than 30 minutes to fully restore your smile and will look completely natural, meaning you can leave the very same day. 


What are the other benefits of composite bonding? 

Non-invasive: Luckily, this is a minimally invasive procedure which does not require surgery or drilling. Once the resin material is applied and shaped, it is set with a special UV light – a contactless process that does not cause pain to the patient. 

Aesthetics: Composite bonding can provide substantial benefits for people who don’t want unsightly metal fillings, such as gold or silver. If aesthetics is important to you, dental composite bonding is the perfect treatment. 

Cost-effective: Another added benefit is how affordable composite bonding is in effectively repairing a chipped or cracked tooth. On average it costs between £150 – £200, giving you amazing results worth every pound. 


Where can I get this treatment?

Ten Dental offer composite bonding treatment to repair broken, chipped or fractured teeth in Clapham, Balham and Wandsworth. Book a consultation at your nearest clinic today!