BROKEN TOOTH + NO PAIN? HERE’S WHAT TO DO
Your teeth are essential to a whole host of functions each day, they help us eat, they help us talk and communicate, and more importantly, they help us smile. For some, broken teeth making smiling difficult and can make being happy and confident difficult as well. With tons of new dental advances that can help make broken tooth no pain repair possible.
There are tons of great repair options out there for cracked teeth, broken teeth, and even chipped teeth. Many people avoid getting their damaged teeth repaired for fear that treatment is going to be painful. Though repair of a broken tooth may have been painful in the past, there are now tons of pain free options to help repair your teeth that have been damaged.
PLASTER AND PORCELAIN
A very common repair for chipped teeth, for instance, is to use plaster and porcelain to fill the chip and to then set the porcelain and enamel so that it is hard and will not move. This is a quick procedure that a skilled dental professional can have completed in as little as an hour.
Another treatment for broken teeth that is not painful is capping. This is a process by which the old tooth is filed and capped with a tooth cap that is not broken and that fits with the bite pattern of the rest of the teeth.
Still another option for fixing broken teeth is to use a veneer or a thin piece of porcelain that is glued to the front of teeth that have been repaired to give them the look of new teeth that have never been damaged. These are all painless procedures that can give you the look of new teeth that have not been damaged.
WHAT CAUSES BROKEN TEETH?
There are a wide range of factors that can cause broken teeth. Falling, hitting your teeth, fragile teeth from medical conditions, eating certain foods, even something as simple as hitting your tooth on the edge of a cup can cause damage to teeth.
The method of repair that your dental professional chooses is going to relate directly to the extent of the damage. For small chips that have no real bearing on the overall health of the tooth your dentist may suggest filing the chip down and going about your day. For a tooth that is broken in half because you got hit in the mouth or fell and hit your teeth more serious measure of repair is going to be needed. You may have to have dental surgery in cases where your tooth is not the only thing that was damaged. A good example is if the underlying structures like your jaw bones are damaged or the tooth is knocked out and a portion still remains in the bone.
Your dentist is going to be able to tell you just what method is going to be best for a full repair and they are also going to be able to make you comfortable, even with more serious repairs that may require sedation. For those that are in need of dental repair, the professional and hardworking staff at Dobson Ranch Dental Care can help you to figure out what repair option is best for your particular repair needs.