While the teeth are the strongest, hardest material in the body, they can potentially become chipped, cracked, or broken. This may occur due to decay over time or due to an accident. Damage to the teeth can be a dental emergency, meaning that you should see a dentist as soon as possible to save the tooth and prevent further issues like infection. In these stressful situations, you can put your trust in Dr. Tadros to restore your beautiful smile and maintain your oral health through a filling, dental bonding, crown, or other type of tooth repair.
If your tooth suddenly breaks, chips, or cracks, this typically presents a dental emergency, and you should see Dr. Tadros as soon as possible. While you wait to see the dentist, you should carefully rinse your mouth with salt water and take an over-the-counter pain reliever such as acetaminophen as needed. If the tooth has a sharp edge due to a chip or break, you can cover it carefully with a piece of paraffin wax or sugar-free gum. Eat only soft foots if you must before seeing the dentist.
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Depending on the damage to your tooth, there are several options that Dr. Tadros may choose from to repair it. Some methods of repairing a damaged tooth include:
Filling the tooth can be a simple and effective repair for minor fractures in the teeth, with the process being virtually the same as treating a cavity.
Bonding involves creating a rough surface on the enamel so that the tooth can then be covered with a composite resin which will match the rest of the teeth. This can be used to repair minor cracks or chips in the teeth.
More severe damage to a tooth can be treated with a crown. Permanent crowns are made from ceramic, porcelain, resin, or metal such as gold. Crowns are custom-made to fit the area and match surrounding teeth before being cemented in place.
Veneers are typically chosen for damaged front teeth. These resin or porcelain covers are placed directly over the front of a tooth and can be designed with a thicker section to cover and replace a fractured area of the teeth.
Dental implants are used if the damaged tooth must be completely removed. In particular, this is beneficial if the tooth is fractured below the gum line, which means that the tooth must be extracted entirely. A dental implant involves placing an implant body into the jaw bone which acts as a solid support for a crown to replace the damaged tooth.
If your tooth is damaged, Dr. Tadros can help repair it to restore both the appearance of your smile and function of your teeth. To schedule an appointment, call Beauty and the Teeth in Fort Lauderdale, FL at (954) 519-7465 or contact us online. Appointments are also available on an emergency basis if necessary.