Which Treatment Is Best For Your Broken Tooth?
Chipping or breaking a tooth is embarrassing and can come at the worst possible time. Luckily for us, with all the advancements in modern dentistry, there is a solution for every circumstance. Below are some of the most common treatments for damaged teeth:
- Fillings – If you break off a small piece of enamel or if there is damage to the crown (top) of the tooth, your dentist will probably recommend a filling. Usually, dentists will use a composite or porcelain material instead of metallic.
- Crowns – If fillings are not an option or if you’ve damaged of your front tooth a crown, or a tooth shaped “cap,” may be an option. Crowns can be made to restore or improve a tooth that is impaired by decay or from physical damage.
- Bonding – If you have a chipped or discolored tooth, a dental bond may be a quick and cost-effective solution. By using a color matched composite material, your dentist can fix your chipped tooth is one visit.
- Porcelain Veneers – Depending on the severity of the damage and other issues that you may have with other teeth, veneers may be your best bet. Porcelain Veneers can solve most cosmetic concerns with lasting and dazzling results. Make sure that you visit a dentist who specializes in cosmetic treatments not a family dentist who does veneers occasionally.
- Implants – If you lose a tooth or, a tooth has to be extracted it’s hard to beat a dental implant. The anchors are set in the bone to create a bond to support a fake tooth. Obviously, implants are a permanent fix so your dentist must plan for the same. For example, if you get your wisdom teeth removed after fitting a dental implant, your dentist may have to plan for some of your teeth moving after surgery.
As you can see, you have countless options when it comes to getting your teeth fixed today. Make sure to schedule an office visit with a cosmetic dentist prior to sitting in a chair so they can explain different possibilities and answer all your questions. You may realize that while you are there to fix one issue you may want to fix other concerns simultaneously.