A damaged tooth can affect your oral health and detract from the beauty of your smile. Whether it is a small chip or a broken tooth, you should never wait to have a damaged tooth repaired. Our team at Pure Smiles Dentistry offers professional tooth repairs to restore damaged teeth for function and aesthetics. Call our Marietta office right away if you have a chipped, cracked or broken tooth for expedient dental treatments to protect your smile.
Whenever a tooth is damaged, it is at higher risk for serious health issues. If the enamel is chipped or a crack has formed from trauma or pressure, the interior of the tooth is put at risk of decay or infection. Plus, once the tooth structure is damaged, the tooth becomes weaker. It is more likely to have further damage occur if you bite down on something hard or during regular use. If left untreated, the tooth could suffer further damage that may make it impossible to repair, resulting in eventual tooth loss.
Repairs to Cracked or Broken Teeth
Repairing a damaged tooth can prevent further problems. Chips and small cracks can often be repaired with fillings or dental bonding that can be completed quickly and painlessly. Larger cracks and broken teeth can require more extensive repairs. If the tooth structure has been substantially weakened, it may need structural protection or strengthening with a dental crown, inlay or onlay. The type of repair needed will depend on the amount of damage. Our dentist, Dr. Patel, can evaluate the tooth and offer solutions for repair.
Even if a damaged tooth is not painful, it should be considered an urgent dental issue. If you have a chipped or cracked tooth, give us a call for an exam and treatment. It is important to repair the tooth to protect it from further breakage, decay or infection. Contact our office when you have a damaged or broken tooth for a prompt appointment to repair your smile.