Chipped Tooth Repair

As durable as your teeth can be, they are not invincible. Apply enough pressure or a direct impact, and like any brittle substance, they can chip, crack or break. The good news is that most damaged teeth can be repaired and the tooth can be saved with general dentistry. If you live in Atlanta/Vinings, Smyrna/Sandy Springs, Marietta/East Cobb, Cumberland/Windy Hill or the surrounding area, the office of Wayne Suway, DDS, MAGD, can repair your damaged teeth and restore your beautiful smile.

A chipped tooth is more than a cosmetic nuisance. Most chipped teeth are not painful, but they still need repair. When a portion of the outer tooth is lost, it not only changes the shape, it exposes the more vulnerable dentin and pulp of the tooth. The enamel is gone, which is the toughest portion of a tooth and the protective layer that keeps bacteria and decay from access to the inner tooth. A small chip can quickly become decayed, turn into an infection or weaken the structure of the tooth, leading to more extensive dental problems.

Most chipped teeth can be repaired in one visit to our office. A filling or dental bonding is most often used to replace the missing tooth material and restore the original shape. This also ensures the inner tooth stays protected from exposure to bacteria that cause decay and infection. Dr. Suway offers white fillings and cosmetic dental bonding that can be color-matched to your tooth. When the repair is finished, your tooth will look restored and blend perfectly in with the rest of your smile. The process for repairing most chipped teeth is quick and painless but essential for protecting your smile and oral health.

Repairs to Cracked or Broken Teeth

Auto accidents, sports injuries and falls are common causes of severe damage to teeth. Even biting down on a hard substance like a popcorn kernel can crack a weakened tooth. Broken or cracked teeth should never be ignored, even if there is no pain associated with the damage. Once the outer enamel is broken, it leaves access for bacteria to enter the softer inner tooth, causing possible decay and infection. A quick repair on a damaged tooth can prevent more serious issues that may require a root canal or even extraction.

Dr. Wayne Suway is an experienced dentist that can perform all types of repairs to cracked, broken and damaged teeth. In most cases, a broken or cracked tooth can be repaired with fillings, onlays, inlays, bonding or a dental crown, all offered at Dr. Suway’s office. He has spent over 30 years caring for the smiles in Atlanta, Vinings and the surrounding communities. Our office is equipped with the most advanced dental technology, including 3D imaging. We can help create beautiful restorative options for broken teeth, matching the shape and color of your tooth perfectly without the need for a physical dental impression.

A broken or cracked tooth should be treated as a dental emergency. At Dr. Suway’s office in Atlanta, we urge you to call us right away if you crack, chip or break a tooth. We offer same day appointments for urgent dental needs and can begin repairing your damaged tooth right away. Our office is warm and inviting, with a relaxing atmosphere to put you at ease during your dental treatment. For those who have dental anxiety, we offer sedation dentistry options to help you feel relaxed while we take care of your smile and repair your damaged tooth.

Next time you need a chipped, cracked or broken tooth repaired in the Atlanta area, contact us at the office of Dr. Wayne Suway. We welcome new patients and accept most forms of dental insurance for your convenience.

Wayne G. Suway, DDS, MAGD.

Our Patient Reviews

4.8 / 5.0

Based on 40 reviews

Missy Stone

I have known Dr. Suway for 30 years. My parents found him originally and made me a believer and life long friend and patient. In the years since, I have recommended my husband, son and friends. I would hear that going to the dentist was a fear of many people. I could never understand that because it was always a pleasure to come to Dr. Suway’s office. His staff are so professional, gentle and kind. It’s nice to see the same faces twice a year. You can tell they love working with him. I tell people that Dr. Suway gives the best shots – you can’t even feel a pinch. My son who hates needles, has no problem getting a shot for a filling. I love Dr. Suway’s personality. When you walk in the office you might hear him singing a country western song. I have porcelain veneers on my front teeth and am so thrilled. It’s been 10 years and they are still white and beautiful. He is an artist and perfectionist who loves to make people happy. I recommend Dr. Suway to become your dentist. He is a man of character and professionalism, yet down to earth. If you choose Dr. Suway, you’ll get an excellent dentist, but also a friend for life.

Dennis & Maria Liber

Dr. Suway is very relaxed and as a result we find that we are very relaxed as well. He takes the time to listen when we have concerns and he answers questions fully. We never feel like he is rushing from us to another patient. When we do need fillings, crowns or any other extensive work, he is concerned that we are comfortable and feeling no pain.

Nealean K. Austin

Through the years, we have found Dr. Suway to be a skillful perfectionist in all areas of his profession. He keeps abreast of and utilizes the latest dental techniques to improve and ensure the longevity of his patient’s teeth. He is a caring, personable professional who always greets his patients with a sincere, ready smile. Dr. Suway is also a ‘confidence booster.’ I say this because by the time I was 30 years old I was wearing dentures. He immediately recognized a self-conscious young wife, mother and professional who needed his professional help. His approach to boosting my confidence was through dental implants. At that time dental implants were a relatively new procedure. Dr. Suway carefully explained to me the advantages of dental implants and was proactive in working with my insurance provider to ensure that they understood the correlation between the required dental procedures and health plan benefits. I can smile with confidence forever because of Dr. Suway. Dr. Suway’s staff is a mirror image of his positive professionalism. They are always courteous, knowledgeable, efficient and personable. Appointments are scheduled at your convenience. You know that your time is valued because at the precise time of your appointment you are greeted, then immediately seen by either Dr. Suway or a hygienist. His work is outstanding and he is one of a kind.

Allison Lewis

My husband and I have been patients of Dr. Suway since 1988. Dr. Suway and his staff have provided us with state-of-the-art oral health care in a pleasant, friendly and compassionate environment for many years. Dr. Suway has done many procedures for me including root canals, crowns and a bridge. His work is beautiful. He is truly a perfectionist and that is exactly what I want in a dentist. I would never trust my smile to anyone other then Dr. Suway.