Chipped Tooth Repair
When a tooth is damaged, it can cause pain and put your oral health at risk. Whether it is a small chip or a deep crack, damaged teeth should be repaired immediately to prevent further damage. Our team at Clover Smile Studio offers many general dental treatments and can treat chipped, cracked or broken teeth at our office in Austin, restoring health, function and beauty to your damaged tooth.
Teeth contain layers, with the most vulnerable, live portion inside the root canals. The outer layer is enamel, the hardest substance in the body, even tougher than bone. Dentin lies under the enamel and the pulp and nerves are found at the core. When the enamel is chipped or cracked, bacteria can quickly find their way inside to the softer pulp inside the tooth. Repairing these cracks and chips immediately can prevent decay and infection that can cause pain and jeopardize the health of your tooth.
Repairs to Cracked or Broken Teeth
Fixing a damaged tooth can be completed in a few different ways. Small chips or cracks can be filled or bonded. At Clover Smile Studio, we offer white fillings or dental bonding to repair teeth, keeping your smile white and beautiful. For more significant cracks or a broken tooth, options like inlays, onlays or dental crowns can be used to offer more protection. Most damaged teeth can be repaired, especially if you come in right away before the damage impacts the root below the gum line.
Not all chipped or cracked teeth are painful. You can have a cracked tooth without feeling pain, but that does not mean it is not at risk of decay, infection or even loss. Routine checkups can detect small cracks to ensure they are repaired before they cause serious damage to your smile. Contact our office when you have a tooth that needs repair or if it is time for your checkup.