Can I Repair A Tooth After Fracturing It?

West Allis, WI dentist offers crowns and crown lengthening services

Breaking a tooth can be frustrating and worrisome. Our permanent dentition does not have an extra set to replace it. When you hurt one, it is important to seek care for it as soon as possible. If treated in time, there may be a way to restore the area. Stubbs Family Dentistry in West Allis, WI, offers crowns that can help repair a broken tooth.

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Broken Or Worn Down Teeth Can Be Restored

Regular checkups can prevent many oral health problems, but some issues may need more treatment. If you have broken one of your pearly whites in an accident, or they become severely worn over time, crowns may be used to protect and repair the area. Fractures to the tooth could be caused by a blow to the face, biting into something hard, or bruxism. If this happens to you, see your dentist as soon as possible to have the area examined. Ignoring a break can lead to a possible infection or further injury.

Conditions such as bruxism can cause a person to chronically clench their jaw or grind their teeth together. Over time, this can wear down the structures and make them weak. This can make it difficult to chew certain foods, make it easier for cavities to form, and you may experience chipping or cracking some of your pearly whites. To protect your oral cavity from these problems, crowns can be placed over them.

Extra Protection After A Root Canal Treatment

When the pulp of your tooth has been damaged, root canal treatment may be necessary. The decayed tissue will be removed and filled. For extra support and protection, a cap may be placed on top. This can help stabilize the tooth so that you can chew and speak with more ease. Without this extra barrier of protection, the area could be at risk of bacteria entering and developing a cavity. The crown may be added a few weeks after you have recovered from your treatment.

Restore Your Smile With Crown Lengthening

If your teeth appear shorter, crown lengthening can be performed to expose more of the structure. This restoration may be done to help patients who need a cap but do not have enough surface area for the cap to be placed. After being sedated, the gum tissue will be gently removed, and the procedure is over. Once you have recovered, the necessary restoration piece can be added. Crowns may be made of porcelain, zirconia, or other materials depending on where they will be placed. This may be done for restorative or cosmetic purposes.

Talk Our Team Today

To schedule an appointment at Stubbs Family Dentistry in West Allis, WI for a restoration, call us at 414-541-8250.