Chipped Tooth Repair
A chipped, broken or cracked tooth is reason for concern. Even if it does not cause pain, it can leave your tooth exposed and vulnerable to decay or infection without general dental care. At Dental Care Center at Kennestone, we can quickly and painlessly repair damaged teeth to protect them from further problems. If your broken tooth is causing you pain, call us for an emergency dental appointment for prompt care.
Did you know that tooth enamel is the hardest substance in the body? This protective layer over your teeth can withstand hundreds of pounds of pressure when you chew. However, trauma can break through this enamel, causing a chip on the tooth or a crack to form. Once the enamel is compromised, the underlying pulp and nerves of the tooth are left exposed. This can lead to decay, infection or even a loss of the tooth if not repaired.
Repairs to Cracked or Broken Teeth
When a tooth is damaged, our experienced dental team can almost always restore it to health. Chips can be fixed with fillings or dental bonding, protecting the inner canals of the tooth and restoring the shape of the exterior. Deeper damage like cracks or broken teeth may need more extensive repairs. We can use inlays or onlays for targeted damage to the top or one side of the tooth. For larger structural damage, a dental crown can be used to protect the tooth and restore it to health.
It is important not to delay treatment if you have a damaged tooth. The longer you wait, the more likely you could have decay or infection reach the inner canals of the tooth. Once the inner nerves become infected, root canal therapy may be needed to save the tooth. Quick tooth repairs can prevent larger, more expensive procedures, saving you time and discomfort. Contact us right away to schedule an appointment if you chip, crack or break a tooth.