The tooth structure is designed to withstand extreme pressure when chewing and grinding food. Tooth enamel is the strongest element in the body, even tougher than bone. However, teeth can still be chipped, cracked or broken with enough impact or pressure. At Green Meadow Dental in Newington, CT, we offer professional broken and chipped tooth repair to restore your damaged teeth.
Chipped teeth do not usually cause pain, but damage to the enamel can cause sensitivity. Chips in the enamel can also increase risk for decay and further damage. A chipped tooth can usually be repaired with a quick procedure. A filling or dental bonding can be used to replace the missing enamel and restore the outside of the tooth. We offer white fillings for tooth repair that match your smile – a chipped tooth can be fixed in a quick appointment with no pain or discomfort.
Repairs to Cracked or Broken Teeth
Biting on a hard item or trauma to the face can cause a cracked or broken tooth. Deeper damage to a tooth can cause pain, but more importantly, it can jeopardize the health of the tooth. Damaged teeth can be susceptible to infection and decay. Repairing the tooth can protect it from disease and further structural issues. Restorations of damaged teeth also improve the appearance and alignment of your smile.
For cracked and broken teeth, there are a few options for repair. Some damaged teeth can be repaired with fillings, but many broken or cracked teeth will need a protective covering. Inlays, onlays or dental crowns can provide a protective restoration for the tooth. We use tooth-colored dental restorations to repair damaged teeth. This will restore both the appearance and the function of a broken or cracked tooth.
If you have broken, cracked or chipped teeth, repair can prevent further damage to your smile. If you live in the Newington, CT, area, you can count on Green Meadow Dental for tooth repair services. Contact our dental team to schedule your damaged tooth exam and repair. We accept most insurance plans and have financing options for your tooth repair procedure.