Your smile says more about you than you may realize. When you have a wonderful smile, you feel more confident and improve your self-esteem. Research confirms the relationship between a healthy smile and feelings of self-confidence. For some people, a chipped tooth is part of who they are and is a source of pride. For others, it interferes with a perfect smile.
When a chipped tooth undermines your confidence by making you feel self-conscious every time you smile, it is time for a visit to Engineered Smiles for general dentistry treatment. Depending on the severity of the damage, there are a variety of options for repair. Bonding may be a solution, or in some instances, a crown may be recommended to restore the integrity of the tooth.
Repairs to Cracked or Broken Teeth
A thorough examination of the damaged tooth is required to make the best determination for repair. Not every cracked or damaged tooth is salvageable. If the crack or break extends below the gum line, the likelihood of saving the tooth is small. However, at Engineered Smiles, we do everything we can to save a natural tooth when possible.
When a broken tooth can be salvaged, we look for the best way to make the repair. A clean break with no decay involved may be repaired by bonding the broken piece back on the tooth. Some cracks can be repaired in a similar fashion. Bonding material is placed on both pieces and they are “glued” back together.
A buildup of tooth structure may be required for severe damage. Tooth-colored composite material is often used for this procedure. It may be necessary to place a crown on the damaged tooth to give it the necessary stability and strength. Your dentist will recommend the most effective treatment for repairing your tooth while keeping aesthetics in mind as well.
Your smile does not have to be compromised by a damaged tooth. Engineered Smiles can restore its natural appearance. Contact our dentist office today to schedule an appointment with us, and find out how your damaged tooth can be made like new again.