Your tooth enamel makes up the hardest, strongest and most mineralized substance in your entire body. However, teeth are not invincible. A tooth that is chipped, cracked or broken can be an aesthetic threat as well as a source of discomfort. Whether you have suffered a mouth trauma during sports or bit down on something too hard at dinner, there a variety of ways to repair your cracked or chipped tooth so that it looks, feels and functions like it did before.
Ways to Repair a Chipped or Cracked Tooth
The treatment or procedure in which your chipped or broken tooth is fixed depends on how severely it is damaged. In many cases, when only a small portion of the enamel is chipped off, the tooth is repaired with dental bonding. This is an easy, fast and budget-friendly solution. Bonding uses tooth-colored composite resin to restore your tooth back to optimal aesthetics and function.
If your tooth injury is larger or more visible, you may need a crown or dental veneer. Rest assured that both of these procedures can be carried out in our office with minimal discomfort and long-lasting results. For tooth breaks that are large enough to expose the pulp, a root canal may be needed to prevent infection and bring you out of pain. For patients who need it, sedation dentistry can be used during cracked tooth repair or other restorative and cosmetic dental procedures to alleviate anxiety and fear of pain.
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What if your cracked tooth isn’t visible and isn’t’ bothering you? Do you still have to fix it? Yes! If you ignore tooth damage, your tooth becomes vulnerable to decay, infection and further breakage. If you or a member of your family has damaged a tooth, call Hollon Dental right away. We do our best to offer same-day appointments so that your smile is restored as quickly as possible.