chipped tooth

A chipped or broken tooth is a common type of dental injury that can cause pain, difficulty eating, and embarrassment. 

If you have suffered from a chipped or broken tooth, Mcintosh Dental can help you find the best treatment options for your specific needs.

Causes of Chipped Teeth

There are several common causes of chipped teeth, including

  • Accidents or sports injuries
  • Hard foods such as ice, nuts or hard lollies
  • Habitual teeth grinding (bruxism)
  • Tooth decay
  • General wear and tear of teeth over the age of 50

Treatments for Chipped Teeth

At Mcintosh Dental, we offer several treatments for chipped teeth, including


For minor chips, we can use fillings to repair the tooth. Fillings can be made from a range of materials, including silver amalgam or composite resin, to match the colour of your teeth.


For chips to a front tooth, we can use bonding, a tooth-coloured composite resin, to repair the tooth. This is an effective and non-invasive way to restore the appearance of your tooth.

Dental Crowns

For large chips or broken teeth with substantial decay, dental crowns may be recommended. A dental crown is a cap that covers the damaged tooth and restores its strength, appearance and function.


Veneers are thin porcelain shells that can be used to cover the entire front tooth, effectively hiding chips or breaks in front teeth. Veneers are a cosmetic treatment that can give you a beautiful, natural-looking smile.

If you have suffered from a chipped or broken tooth, please contact Mcintosh Dental to assess and discuss your treatment options. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff will be happy to help you find the best treatment for your specific needs.

Please contact us if you have broken or chipped a tooth – we can conduct an assessment and recommend specific treatment options.