Cracked Tooth Repair
Has this happened to you before – you’re eating a piece of hard candy or biting into an apple and suddenly there’s a piece of tooth in your mouth? Somehow, you’ve managed to crack or chip a tooth because of something as completely normal as that. A chipped tooth can also be caused be cavities, or other issues. The good news is, a cracked tooth can be repaired.
In some not so normal everyday instances, cracked teeth can happen due to a fall, a sports injury, a car accident, or other types of trauma. In these cases, it’s important to always see a doctor before coming in to have dental issues dealt with.
Assuming you haven’t had any trauma, you can schedule an appointment with us to have the chipped tooth examined during your dental visit for general dentistry treatment.
Repairs to Damaged Teeth
A cracked or chipped tooth can be treated in a variety of ways, depending on the type and severity of damage. A small enamel chip can generally be repaired quickly in a solitary office visit, while a broken tooth may require a bit longer for treatment.
Ways we can help repair a cracked or chipped tooth include:
- Dental Bonding or Filling
- Enamel Shaping
- Dental Crowns or Caps
- Dental Veneers
Chipped teeth can sometimes be costly to repair – so prevention is always a good thing to consider. Remember, when playing in sports to use a mouth guard to protect your teeth. If you grind your teeth when you sleep, try a night guard. Other ways to prevent cracking or chipping include: not eating hard or sticky foods, avoid chewing on non-food items (like pencils or pens), don’t open things with your teeth, and always practice good oral hygiene.
If you are in need of repair for your cracked tooth or damaged teeth, contact us today to schedule an appointment for you or a family member.