Although teeth are remarkably strong, a bad fall or blow can cause a tooth to chip, crack or break. Exposed nerves on broken teeth are extremely sensitive to hot or cold food and drinks, limiting what you can consume and causing you significant pain. Our dentists can repair the chips in the teeth with tooth-colored material, or place a crown over the tooth.
Your teeth can get chipped or cracked from eating hard foods, being involved in contact sports, or when previous dental procedures go awry.
When a tooth gets cracked or chipped, it can expose the nerves beneath the surface of the tooth and lead to an infection. An infection in a tooth’s root can enter the bloodstream and spread. An untreated infection requires a root canal to prevent further infection and pain.
Modern dentistry has solutions to cracked or chipped teeth due to the use of advanced technology. Some of those dental treatment options for a broken tooth include the following:
Crowns can be useful in covering the entire affected portion of the tooth. They are thicker than veneers and restore the tooth’s shape and appearance. Typically, crowns are made of metal, porcelain, and ceramic. The Dentist will match the color of your existing teeth to give you a uniform smile.
Veneers are custom-made colored shells made out of porcelain or composite resin material. Veneers are the most popular cosmetic, restorative solution for improving your smile. This dental process aims at addressing dental and cosmetic issues and is widely used to correct a chip or cracked teeth.
Dental implants are an extensive procedure to restore broken teeth, particularly the teeth near the gum-line. It is a simple process in which dentists remove the broken tooth, creates a mold, and then affixes the new looking tooth where the old broken tooth was. This is a permanent type of dental implant.
Bonding is when the dentist uses a composite material to mold and correct the chip or crack in a tooth. A blue light then hardens the composite molding and fixes the tooth.
Fillings are among the safest and most used dental procedures that can be used to fix broken teeth. The dentist fixes cracked or broken teeth temporarily using the restorative material. It is painless and cost-efficient.
Dental sealants protect your broken tooth by acting as a barrier against cavity-causing bacteria that damage your teeth. Your dentist places a dental sealant on the backside of your molars and premolars.
It’s important that you contact us for a broken, cracked, or chipped tooth in order to avoid a dental emergency. This can help you explore the suitable option for dental treatment.
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