Teeth can break as a result of deep untreated decay, or from weakened teeth biting down on something that is just too hard. A broken tooth might not hurt much, but it needs to be treated as soon as possible to prevent infection or the damage from worsening. We can help you with the right broken tooth treatment and restore your dental health.
The severity of the break will play a role in the treatment we recommend. Available treatments include:
• Dental fillings, which are typically used when the area of damage is small and can be easily repaired using composite resin
• Inlays and onlays, which are a special type of porcelain restoration that can be used when a filling is not sufficient, and offer a conservative alternative to a dental crown
• Dental crowns, which are used when the damage is especially severe and are made to encase the entire tooth in porcelain or another material to protect it from additional damage
Rarely, a tooth will be too badly damaged to restore and will need to be extracted. In this case, we will explain your options for replacement, which could include a dental bridge or implant. In most cases, however, we can restore your tooth using attractive, tooth-colored materials that will give you back your smile and protect your long-term dental health. Call our office now to make an appointment with our LA emergency dentistry expert.