Broken Teeth An Overview
When you have a broken tooth, the most important thing you can do is seek immediate treatment. Plano, TX dentist Dr. Sowell can offer many treatment options for repair – if you see him as soon as possible. The longer you wait to have the tooth repaired, the more you risk damaging the tooth further.
Broken teeth present cosmetic and oral health concerns. Broken or cracked teeth are more susceptible to developing decay, infection and could lead to tooth loss. Repairing a broken tooth can help stabilize your oral foundation for a beautiful smile.
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Broken Teeth What to Expect
How we treat a broken tooth depends on the location of the tooth and severity of the damage. If a small piece has broken off, the repair can usually be completed with one dental office visit. A severely broken tooth may require longer treatment or a more costly procedure. Dr. Sowell will recommend the restorative dental procedure that will best restore your smile and help to support your oral health long term.
Dr. Sowell’s solutions for a broken tooth include:
- Dental crown – Permanent crowns are made of metal, porcelain fused to metal, all-resin or all-ceramic materials. Each type has its own benefits.
- Porcelain dental veneers – These thin outer shells can straighten and beautify your front teeth and smile.
- Root canal – If the root has been exposed or infected by the cracked tooth, a root canal may be necessary to repair and save the tooth.
- Dental filling – Color-matched filling material blends perfectly with the chipped tooth.
- Tooth bonding – Dental bonding provides an added layer of protection to the repaired tooth.