Pain and sensitivity are two of the most common symptoms of a cracked tooth. Even when the crack is not visible, the symptoms can alert you to a problem with one of your teeth. When you have a cracked tooth, it is vulnerable to bacterial infection, decay and may even result in the need for a tooth extraction. At the first sign of a cracked tooth, schedule an appointment for general dentistry at SmileVana.
Your teeth are incredibly strong, withstanding pressure day in and day out throughout your life. However, even the strongest element can be damaged due to trauma or consistent use. Once a crack begins to form on your tooth, the protective exterior is jeopardized, creating a path for bacteria and decay to enter the vulnerable interior. If allowed to progress, a crack can lead to a severely infected tooth that needs a root canal or worse, an extraction. The best solution is to seek repair as soon as possible to protect the tooth from further damage.
Cracks and chips are almost always repairable if caught early. Small injuries to the tooth can often be fixed with minor repair work such as bonding or fillings. More extensive cracks or damage to the structure of the tooth may require additional protection to save it from extraction. Dental crowns or dental onlays are two of the options that may be recommended to give your tooth a strong covering that will create a durable biting surface while protecting the damaged tooth underneath.
If you have tooth pain, sensitivity or can see damage to one of your teeth, contact us immediately at SmileVana. We will get you in to see Dr. Smith as soon as possible for an examination. As with all our dental treatments, you will receive your cracked tooth repair in a relaxed, comfortable atmosphere by our friendly, caring team of dental professionals.
Dr. Smith uses the latest technology in the industry, including CEREC, which allows tooth-colored restorations such as crowns to be completed in a single convenient appointment