When teeth become chipped or broken they often don’t function well and may look unsightly. Life can take its toll on our teeth whether it’s through illness, accident or general wear and tear.

Damaged teeth are also weaker, but by having them repaired at an early stage it is possible to regain their strength and vitality. There are numerous options to repair teeth depending on where they are in the mouth and what damage they have.

Cosmetic tooth repair

Composite or cosmetic bonding

Tooth coloured composite material is applied to the surface of the damaged tooth where it is shaped to blend seamlessly with your neighbouring teeth to give a beautiful, natural looking result. An excellent choice to repair chipped, stained or misshapen teeth and can often be completed in a single visit. Read more on composite bonding here.

Cosmetic Veneers

Individually made in the laboratory, a veneer is comprised of a thin layer of tooth coloured material which is then fitted over the front surface of your tooth. Veneers are commonly used when a cosmetic repair is required for front teeth and can change the colour, shape and even position of your teeth. Read more on veneers here.


Crowns are used when a larger part of the tooth is damaged or missing as they add strength to the tooth. Individually made in the laboratory, crowns for front teeth are usually constructed from porcelain and hand finished for a natural appearance which allows them to blend seamlessly into your smile. Read more on crowns here.

Teeth you can chew with

If your cracked or broken teeth are affecting your ability to chew your food then inlays, onlays, or crowns may be the best solution. Repairing your teeth in these ways can make them strong again to do their job and let you enjoy the foods you love.

Inlays and Onlays

Inlays/onlays are probably best considered as being somewhere between a filling and crown. The porcelain filling is made in the laboratory and then bonded onto the surface of the tooth. This provides strength than a filling could offer to protect the biting surface of the tooth. Being made from porcelain, inlays/onlays offer a fantastic aesthetic alternative to traditional large amalgam fillings.


Crowns for back teeth may be made from porcelain, metal based or gold. Their main function is strength for chewing but appearance is still important and they are usually made to match neighbouring teeth

For teeth that can’t be repaired, or when teeth are already missing, you may want to consider options to replace your teeth such as dental implants, bridges or dentures.