A broken tooth, chipped tooth or otherwise damaged tooth can have more than just an aesthetic impact on your dental health. When teeth are broken or chipped, it affects the structural integrity of the whole tooth and can greatly increase the risk of developing tooth decay and cavities.
Why Repair Broken Teeth?
When a tooth breaks, chips, or cracks, it creates space for bacteria to enter the tooth structure. It is often difficult to effectively clean the area when brushing at home. Over time, a small problem can become a more complex threat to your overall oral health.
Tooth decay, additional damage, gum disease, and even tooth loss are possible risks. If you have a broken or damaged tooth it is important to come in as soon as possible for a visit with us. Our dental care team and highly trained dentists in Hunt Valley can evaluate the condition of the tooth and recommend the appropriate treatment.
Quickly repairing tooth damage can often mitigate risks and be accomplished with conservative treatment options without the need for oral surgery.
Tooth Repair: What Are My Options?
Dr. Rafat and Dr. Izadi can offer a range of options for repairing your broken or damaged tooth. The most suitable treatment option(s) will be recommended after a dental exam and analysis of the condition of the tooth and your overall dental health.
The goal is to restore the aesthetics of your smile while also ensuring that your long-term dental health is intact and will be supported by any dentistry we recommend.
Tooth bonding is completed during a single visit at our dentist office. It is considered to be the most economical and commonly used treatment for a broken, chipped, or damaged tooth. Bonding can be applied without anesthesia and last many years. It may need to be routinely touched up because it is not a permanent solution.
We use a composite resin bonding agent that blends seamlessly with your natural smile. The resin is molded and shaped into the desired look and is cured using a special light. Once the composite resin hardens, our dentist will carefully polish the tooth, revealing a natural-looking, beautiful shine.
A beautiful, custom dental crown or cap can be placed over a tooth that has been significantly weakened by damage. Dental crowns restore tooth structure by completely replacing the natural tooth’s crown.
The placement of dental veneers can offer a lasting, natural-looking solution that can also be customized to address other concerns such as tooth stains or tooth shape. Porcelain veneers offer a permanent fix to cosmetic tooth damage.
Schedule A Dental Exam & Consultation Today
If your tooth breaks, chips, or is suddenly painful to chew with, contact our office and schedule a dental exam and consultation visit. We will evaluate the condition of your tooth and work with you to restore your oral health to avoid further damage.