It’s more than just frustrating to chip or crack a tooth. It can throw a wrench into your entire schedule. We have good news for you: you don’t have to deal with the pain and stress alone.
If you have a crack, chip, or cavity, don’t hesitate to give us a call. We can fix a wide range of problems with our restorative dentistry treatments.
Precautionary Measures to Take for a Broken or Cracked Tooth
If you have broken or cracked your tooth, there are a few steps you should take before visiting our office:
- Rinse the mouth gently with salt water. Save any pieces of the tooth you can find in a container with either milk or saline solution.
- Use over-the-counter pain medication if necessary.
- Cover any sharp or jagged edges of the teeth with dental wax or sugarless gum.
- Avoid using the damaged tooth.
- Give our office a call as soon as you can.
Our Restorative Dentistry Solutions for Damaged Teeth
If you have a cracked tooth, we have quite a few effective solutions available to you.
Dental Bonding: Bonding uses a tooth-colored resin to shape and restore any cracks or chips. This resin is placed directly on the broken tooth, where it hardens into form. It only takes a few minutes in our office to restore a tooth with dental bonding.
Dental Fillings: Cavities happen to just about everyone. When they do, our cleaning and filling treatments are here for you. Get your tooth clean and healthy again at our Davidson office.
Porcelain Veneers: Dental veneers cover the surface of a tooth with a beautiful, custom-crafted layer of dental porcelain. This layer restores the appearance and structural integrity of any teeth that have suffered minor damage. They even can be color-matched to the exact shade you want.
Dental Crowns: Dental crowns are a custom-crafted synthetic cap for your tooth. They are designed to replicate a natural crown in both looks and function. Crowns can be placed after a root canal, a severe cavity cleaning, during a bridge placement, and are even used to cap a dental implant. With a crown, you’ll be able to regain full bite force.
Dental Implants: If a broken tooth or cracked tooth is severely damaged, it may be necessary to extract it completely. But don’t worry! We can completely replace this missing tooth with a durable, fully-functional synthetic implant. Your natural-looking new tooth will protect your jawbone as well as support your adjacent teeth, and it can do all that without the need for specialized maintenance or upkeep.
If you need relief from a chipped, broken, or otherwise damaged tooth, contact our office for restorative dentistry right away. We serve patients near Huntersville, Cornelius, and Davidson, NC!