Your teeth are the hardest substance in your entire body. Unfortunately, they are not invincible. When a tooth becomes damaged (either cracked, chipped or broken), it needs to be repaired. At the office of Dr. Tejal Kakade, we believe in restoring the health and function of your cracked tooth while also rebuilding its most natural aesthetics. Whether you cracked a tooth from biting down on something too hard or your tooth fractured due to severe decay, we can help you regain the confident smile you deserve.
Minor tooth damage may not be recognizable. A cracked tooth may not produce any symptoms at all or you may only have pain when chewing. However, regardless of whether or not you can feel it, a cracked tooth always needs professional attention. Rest assured that most restorative dental procedures can be completed in a single office visit, especially if the tooth crack is detected and treated right away.
How to Repair a Tooth Crack?
In the majority of cases, we can fix your cracked or chipped tooth with simple dental bonding. This is ideal for patients who need minor repairs on the enamel (outer layer) of their tooth. Our dental bonding is a tooth-colored composite resin material, which is quickly applied and gives natural and long-lasting results. For patients who have more extensive tooth damage, a root canal and/or dental crown may be suggested in order to address a potential infection and fully restore the form and integrity of the tooth. In other cases, porcelain veneers may used for larger tooth cracks that are on the front, more visible teeth.
It is important to note that dental cracks may only be visible in a dental x-ray. This makes it even more important to attend your routine dental checkups every six months. During cracked tooth repair with Dr. Kakade, your comfort always comes first. Our office features modern patient amenities, a friendly staff and the latest technology for gentle dentistry. We also offer options in sedation dentistry to ensure your visit is as painless as possible.
If your chipped, cracked or broken tooth is suddenly causing sensitivity or discomfort, please let us know so that we can see you promptly. Neglecting to address minor dental problems can quickly progress to more serious and costly complications. Call our Carrollton office today to get a same-day appointment for cracked tooth repair.