Cracked or broken teeth require more extensive repair than chipped teeth. A cracked tooth is a serious dental issue that can lead to infection and decay. If you have a cracked or broken tooth, it is essential to seek immediate dental care. Depending on the severity of the tooth damage, the treatment options for cracked or broken teeth include:
- Dental Bonding: Dental bonding is a treatment that involves applying a tooth-colored composite resin material to the damaged area. The material is then shaped and polished to match the shape and color of your natural teeth.
- Dental Crowns: Dental crowns are tooth-shaped caps that are placed over the damaged tooth. They are an effective treatment for severely cracked or broken teeth that cannot be repaired with a filling or bonding.
- Root Canal Therapy: If the crack in your tooth has reached the pulp, which contains nerves and blood vessels, root canal therapy may be necessary. Root canal therapy involves removing the damaged pulp, cleaning and sealing the root canal, and placing a dental crown over the tooth.
If you need a cracked, broken or chipped tooth repair or restoration in Kennesaw or Marietta, contact our team at Envision Dental. We offer emergency dental appointments for severe tooth damage and can fix most chipped or cracked teeth in one visit. Our dental clinic accepts many different dental insurance plans, and we have financing available for unexpected tooth repairs.