Cracked, Chipped or Broken Tooth Repair
Dentist in Waterville, ME, Specializing in Emergency and Cosmetic Tooth Repair
There’s nothing fun about needing help for a tooth or teeth that are cracked, chipped or broken. Whether it’s a dental emergency, something you need to get fixed ASAP, or an issue you’ve put up with for far too long, we’ll get you into our Waterville dental office for diagnosis and treatment so you can get back to, well, life.
Can My Broken, Chipped or Cracked Tooth Be Fixed?
With a large chip or fracture of a tooth, a possible remedy includes a customized dental crown cemented on top of the tooth. Durable and realistic looking, these last for years.
Cosmetic bonding for minor chips and dental crowns for major chips is the basic plan for most chipped teeth, though every situation is different. Composite resins give it a very natural appearance.
For small cracks in a tooth, we often utilize dental veneers, which are then filled and sealed with a specially formulated composite resin. Larger cracks might necessitate a root canal or dental implants.
Possible Cracked, Chipped or Broken Tooth Repair Remedies, Repairs & Treatments
Did you know tooth enamel is one of the toughest substances in your body? While it can be laid low by sugar and poor dental hygiene habits, it can also take physical damage from falls, collisions, or unexpected biting down on a solid piece of something.
Add a tooth with some stage of decay and these unpredictable life moments that end up with you in pain and in need of emergency dental care. This is where we tell you not to worry, and we mean it.
There are a number of things we can do to take away the pain, restore your dental health and bring back that sweet smile of yours!
When a tooth is broken with the root still in place, a root canal removes damaged pulp from the center of the tooth. The canal is then cleaned, sealed, and often covered with a crown.
Covering the entire front of a tooth when necessary due to damage or straining, dental veneers are basically thin shells of composites or porcelain that permanently repair the tooth.
All on 4™ dental implants cost less than a full set of dental implants and don’t necessitate as many implants as older, traditional methods. The implant is later used to anchor a replacement tooth or crown.
Dental Crowns (Major Chips)
When a substantial section of a tooth has become detached, due to decay or otherwise, some of the remaining tooth may need to be removed and covered with a very strong, realistic fake tooth.
Dental Filling & Bonding
Fillings work when smaller sections of tooth enamel are lost. Bonding is used for chips in visible areas of the tooth and a tooth-colored composite resin is used.
So simple and easy that it often requires no numbing, cosmetic bonding includes using a tooth-colored resin shaped to look like the actual tooth. Ultraviolet light is used to harden the resin.
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