Rebuilding Fractured Teeth

I’ve had a lot of experience rebuilding fractured teeth and I’ve witnessed first-hand the physical and psychological trauma associated with fractured teeth. I feel passionately about repairing my patients’ smiles.

Let’s face it, your smile is one of the first things that a stranger will notice about you. My patients also report that when they have crooked or broken teeth, they are often too embarrassed to brave a big smile.

Treating fractured teeth

Sadly, my patients often present for treatment of fractured teeth after they have been injured in a motor vehicle accident, and need a treatment plan as part of their third-party insurance claim.

Of course, my aim is always to provide the best possible treatment and return my patients as close as possible to the state they were in prior to any accident or injury.

How do we fix fractured teeth?

Repairing or treating fractured teeth requires a multidisciplinary approach, generally involving a GP, me, and an oral surgeon, orthodontist, or periodontist. Either your GP or I will co-ordinate the treatment plan, to make sure that we are all on the same page and end up with the desired result.

What’s the process as part of an insurance claim?

Some insurance companies will tell a patient that they have to go to a particular practitioner, while others are happy for patients to use their own dentist. Sometimes, lawyers will contact me on behalf of their clients, in which I case I will report to the lawyer about the damage that has occurred and provide details about the expected treatment plan, costs and any likely future problems.

How I approach fractured teeth

When you come to see me, you are guaranteed that I will be the person dealing with your teeth. We’re not the type of practice that has a new dentist coming in every other month. It’s important to me to build a relationship with my patients and to maintain continuity of care in terms of treatment.

I’ve become aware that some of my patients have been at other practices where relatively new teeth restorations have been replaced prematurely, as a consequence of being treated by multiple dentists. In my view, teeth restorations these days, especially with the nature of technological advances, should last from 15 to 25 years when they are done correctly.

Taking this into account, I offer my patients personalised care and a plan that will ensure everything is done right the first time and won’t require further work in a few years.

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