You’re crunching a piece of hard candy when you feel something hard in your mouth that doesn’t melt. And you realize it’s a broken tooth. Though the enamel that covers your teeth are remarkably strong, but it can still be broken or cracked.
Being hit in the face or mouth, falling, or biting down on something hard can cause a tooth to crack or break. If you have cavities or old amalgam fillings that don’t support the remaining enamel, the chances of having a cracked or broken tooth increases.
There are many procedures to repair a cracked tooth, some of which are detailed below:
If your teeth is decayed, cracked, chipped, or gaped – composite bonding can fix it. In composite bonding, after applying a conditioning liquid, dentists apply putty, which is molded, smoothed, and hardened using ultraviolet rays. The putty is shaped and polished to match the rest of the tooth once the bonding has dried. Composite bonding can last up to 10 years.
Veneers, or tooth covers can be placed on one tooth or few. It is bonded to the front of the tooth and can last up to 30 years.
If you have sensitive tooth due to cracks and experience pain while drinking or chewing, crown is the most common fix. A crown is a cap covering the tooth that protects your tooth from being further damaged.
If the crack in your tooth has extended into the pulp, you need to get a root canal done. It involves removing the nerve, clearing out the decayed tooth matter, and placing a crown to protect the crack from spreading.
If the crack in your tooth has extended below the gum line, your tooth is no longer treatable and needs to be extracted. After extraction, a dental implant replaces your natural tooth.
Call us today, and one of our friendly patient coordinators will answer all your questions, give you an accurate quote, schedule your appointment, and help you make all the arrangements needed for your visit. Tijuana Dental Studio is your best option for all your dental needs.