Although your tooth enamel is the hardest, most mineralized substance in your body, it is not invincible. Whether you have suffered mouth trauma or bit down on something too hard, a cracked tooth needs to be addressed by your dentist – even if you are not feeling discomfort!
How your chipped, cracked or broken tooth is repaired is based on how severely it was damaged. In many cases, when only a small portion of the enamel is chipped off, a dentist can repair your tooth with dental bonding. This is an easy, fast and budget-friendly solution. Bonding uses tooth-colored composite resin to non-invasively restore your tooth back to optimal aesthetics and function.
If your tooth injury is larger or more visible, you may need a crown or dental veneer. Rest assured that we can provide both of these procedures at our Mt. Pleasant office with the precision and prompt attention you deserve. For tooth breaks that are large enough to expose the pulp, a root canal may be needed to prevent infection and bring you out of pain.
Not all chipped or cracked teeth will cause pain or sensitivity. However, that doesn’t mean it can be ignored. When the enamel of your tooth is compromised in any way, it becomes more vulnerable to decay and infection. Your enamel is your protective layer. The next layer is dentin, which has tiny holes that connect to your inner tooth nerves. If a tooth is cracked or chipped, bacteria can invade this central tooth space and cause infection, discoloration or even tooth loss in severe cases.
At Rivers + Tanner Family Dentistry, we can handle your chipped tooth repair with ease. Our advanced technology, comfort amenities and talented dental staff can ensure you smile with the confidence you deserve after dental damage.