Our teeth are strong enough to withstand considerable bite forces, which helps us avoid dental health trouble even as we bite and chew through tougher foods. However, “tough” substances like enamel can still break. If you find yourself with a chipped, cracked, or otherwise broken tooth, know that our Temecula, CA dentist’s office can help you. After an evaluation, we can determine if you might need restorative dental work, or if we can proceed with a more conservative cosmetic dental procedure. In either scenario, we can do work that ensures you will have renewed confidence in your appearance, and that you can still confidently bite and chew without discomfort or the risk of further harm.
What To Do If Your Tooth Breaks
Even if the damage seems relatively minor, you should take a physical injury to your smile seriously. The sooner you see someone, the less likely you are to experience undesirable complications. At our practice, we can make time for patients who require emergency dental services. When you reach our practice, we can check on the status of the tooth to see if you need restorative or cosmetic treatment.
Cosmetic Treatment For A Broken Tooth
Cosmetic dental work is a more conservative treatment option that minimizes permanent changes to your enamel. One option is to cap the front of the tooth with a custom porcelain veneer. A veneer will take up less space than a crown, which must completely cover the tooth. However, it can still provide lasting improvements by hiding damage and giving you a tooth that looks healthy and attractive. For an even more conservative treatment option, we can look into tooth bonding and contouring work. This does not rely on any restorations. Instead, we can reshape the tooth and hide damage with composite resin to make the necessary cosmetic corrections.
Scheduling Restorative Treatment
If your tooth injury affects your oral health, it may be necessary for us to proceed with restorative treatment. Root canal therapy will address any internal damage that has occurred. In addition to providing this service, we can make sure you have lasting support by placing a custom dental crown. The crown will do more than just cover up visible chips, cracks, and other signs of harm. When in place, this restoration provides meaningful bite support that can help you in the long term.
Talk To Your Temecula, CA Dentist’s Office About Treatment For A Broken Tooth
A broken tooth can be painful, and it can be a scary problem to endure. Fortunately, you have access to reliable care – even on short notice – at our Temecula, CA dentist’s office. To find out more about our services, or to reach one of our other locations closer to you, call us at the following:
Riverside Dental Group at Magnolia in Riverside, CA at (951) 689-5031.
Dental Associates of Moreno Valley in Moreno Valley, CA at (951) 697-6800.
Riverside Dental Group at Woodcrest in Riverside, CA at (951) 776-9001.
Dental Associates of Riverside in Riverside, CA at (951) 369-1001.
Dental Associates of Corona in Corona, CA at (951) 273-9580.