A chipped tooth may not seem like a serious dental problem, especially if it doesn’t give you any pain. However, when the outside of your tooth is chipped or cracked, it can expose the softer inner tooth, leading to decay or infection. At Garrisonville Dental, we offer effective repairs for chipped or cracked teeth with general dentistry at our office in Stafford.
A small chip in your tooth can quickly be repaired. It usually only requires a filling or bonding material to restore the tooth to its natural shape. Our dentist can use materials like composite resin to replace the missing tooth material. Composite resin can be color-matched to your teeth, blending perfectly into your smile. Repairing the chipped tooth can protect it from further damage and restore the beauty of your smile.
Repairs to Cracked or Broken Teeth
A cracked tooth needs to be repaired as soon as possible. It weakens the tooth structure and can leave the inner pulp of the tooth exposed. You may have pain with a cracked tooth, usually sensitivity to cold or heat, but not all cracked teeth are painful. However, whether they hurt or not, they need professional care to protect them from further decay or damage.
Some cracks can be filled or bonded like chips in the teeth; larger cracks may require a dental crown. As soon as you are aware that you have a cracked tooth, call our office. We will get you in for an urgent dental visit to repair your tooth.
Damaged teeth need dental repairs to protect them from decay, infection and further structure issues. Don’t delay when you notice a chipped or cracked tooth. Contact Garrisonville Dental today. We can care for your damaged tooth and prevent further dental issues.