Chipped Tooth Repair
Your teeth are extremely durable and can withstand pressure and some impact. In fact, the enamel on your teeth is the hardest substance in the body. However, over time the enamel can become thinner and more likely to chip or crack. When this occurs, it is important to have the tooth repaired right away with dental treatment. Our team at Alluvial Dental Center can quickly repair chipped, cracked or broken teeth at our clinic in Fresno.
Whenever the enamel is compromised, the interior of the tooth is exposed. This can lead to decay or bacteria entering the pulp, or softer material inside the tooth that is more susceptible to damage. Even a small chip can lead to problems. Once the inside of the tooth is exposed, it can lead to serious infection or decay. It may require a root canal or even removal of the tooth.
Repairs to Cracked or Broken Teeth
Repairing a damaged tooth can be completed with several methods, depending on the severity of the damage. A small chip or crack can often be repaired with fillings or dental bonding to fill in the missing tooth and seal the outside enamel. Larger cracks or broken teeth may require more extensive repairs. Dental crowns, inlays and onlays are options that offer protection for broken teeth while allowing function.
When repairing damaged teeth, we know that the appearance of the repair is important to our patients. We offer many choices for tooth-colored repairs that will blend in with your smile. Porcelain crowns, composite resin and other options are designed to protect teeth while matching your existing teeth for a flawless smile.
If you have a chipped, cracked or broken tooth, do not wait to get it repaired. Contact Alluvial Dental Center today to schedule your appointment for a professional tooth repair.