5 Ways to Fix a Broken Tooth

By Ugly Duck Team - November 1st, 2018 in Uncategorized

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5 Ways to Fix a Broken Tooth

A broken tooth doesn’t have to come with a broken heart as well. Here are five ways to fix a broken tooth at Center for Implant Dentistry.

Dental Bonding

Bonding, also known as direct composite veneers, fixes minor cosmetic troubles – small chips, cracks, discoloration, and spaces between teeth. A skilled cosmetic dentist at Center for Implant Dentistry applies moldable tooth-colored composite resin and shapes to fit your natural smile. The resin is cured with a special light to harden and adhere tightly to the tooth. Composite bonding is a great economical option for improving healthy teeth with minor cosmetic issues.

Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers are wafer-thin tooth-shaped fronts that are permanently bonded to your natural teeth. They are used when the underlying tooth is structurally sound and free of cavities. A beautiful veneer can cover a chip or crack or fix the alignment of a tooth that appears slightly off compared to surrounding teeth.

Crowns

A crown replaces the entire visible portion of the tooth, restoring appearance, strength, and function. A crown is often required for a tooth that has had a root canal, a tooth with extreme decay, or as the replacement tooth in a dental bridge. Attaching a crown to the abutment is the final step of a tooth implant procedure. Crowns are made of all metal (such as gold) and porcelain-fused-to-metal. Furthermore, crowns can be made from all ceramic or all resin.

Soft Tissue Grafts

Gum recession puts teeth and underlying bone at risk. Soft tissue grafting can cover the exposed root of a tooth to prohibit further damage. Also, gum surgery occurs for cosmetic reasons. Reshaping a gum line improves a “gummy” smile.

Dental Implants

For many Emergency Dentistry patients, a dental implant anchored into the bone is the optimal solution. A tooth implant consists of a strong metal post (artificial root), an abutment (connecting piece), and a beautiful crown. A dental implant had many advantages over a dental bridge. They are stronger, provide virtually natural function, inhibit bone recession, and do not affect the surrounding teeth.

For patients with numerous missing teeth, customized implant-anchored dentures can be designed in any configuration necessary. While these are five do-able options for most patients who qualify, it is recommended that you come in for a free consult for your dental needs. If you have a dental emergency and are concerned about cost, you may consider a membership plan.

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