A crack or chip in a tooth can weaken the structure and increase risk of decay or infection. To protect the tooth from further damage, repair or restoration is needed for cracked or broken teeth. At Carrington Square Dental, our experienced dentists and support team offer broken, cracked and chipped tooth repair using the most advanced techniques at our dental center in Waxhaw, NC.
Teeth are covered with enamel that protects the dentin and live pulp in the tooth. Enamel is extremely hard and meant to keep bacteria out of the interior tooth, but it can be chipped or cracked with enough force. Chipped teeth are common – a fall, sports injury or accident can chip a tooth. While a chipped tooth usually is not painful for long, it does increase the risks of tooth decay once the enamel is removed. Chipped tooth repair can be completed in a quick visit to our office. Most chips can be filled with white composite resin to reshape and protect the tooth in a painless procedure.
Repairs to Cracked or Broken Teeth
Broken teeth and cracks are more serious than chips and require immediate attention. Deep cracks or broken pieces can jeopardize the health of the tooth. Infection can reach the interior of the tooth and impact the live nerves inside the canals of the tooth. Some smaller cracks can be repaired with fillings or dental bonding. Larger cracks and broken teeth may require a root canal, inlays/onlays, dental crowns or a combination of treatments. Our dentists can examine your cracked or broken tooth to determine the best treatment.
When you break or crack a tooth, please call our office immediately. Our dental professionals can give you advice on how to care for your tooth and we can schedule an urgent tooth repair. If it is a dental emergency, we can often see you the same day to perform a tooth restoration.
Chipped and cracked teeth happen. When you need a tooth repair near Wesley Chapel or Weddington, NC, contact Carrington Square Dental right away. We can schedule an appointment at our dental center in Waxhaw.