Did you know that the enamel coating our teeth is the hardest substance in the human body? Despite the strength of our teeth, they aren’t immune to damage. A broken tooth can be a serious risk, exposing the inner dentin and pulp to bacteria and increasing the risk of decay or an infection. Fortunately, there are a number of options for repairing a damaged tooth.
Frequently Asked Questions About Repairing a Broken Tooth
Question: What should I do after I break a tooth?
Answer: First, try and pick up any pieces of your tooth can find. If you can’t recover any pieces of tooth, don’t worry we can still repair it. Next, apply gauze if you notice bleeding or a cold compress to the side of the face to reduce swelling. Then contact our office to schedule a visit right away.
Question: Do I need dental bonding?
Answer: Bonding involves coating the teeth in several layers of composite resin. This is the same material we use for our tooth-colored fillings. The composite bonding material can be shaded to blend with the surrounding tooth structure, offering esthetically pleasing respiration.
Question: Will a dental crown repair my tooth?
Answer: Yes. In cases where the damage to the tooth is severe, we may opt for a crown instead of bonding. A crown is a cap that fits over the visible portion of the tooth. Our crowns can provide durable and lifelike repair for broken teeth.
Question: What are porcelain veneers?
Answer: Another option for repair is porcelain veneers. For minor breaks, we can place a thin shell of porcelain over the front of the tooth. Veneers instantly transform the appearance of a tooth. If you have any questions, please contact our office today.
About Your Temecula Dentists
Do you want to enjoy a healthier, more attractive smile? Looking for a practice that offers quality, comprehensive dentistry? At The Oasis Family Dental, we are committed to keeping you informed about the latest discoveries and innovations in dentistry. Contact our 92591 dental office at (951) 695-2290 to schedule an appointment with one of Temecula dentists today.