Tooth enamel is the hardest material in the body, even tougher than bone. However, trauma, wear and other factors can chip or crack enamel, exposing the more vulnerable inner tooth. A damaged tooth can impact the appearance of your smile and jeopardize your oral health. The dental team at SmileBuilders, Inc. offers chipped tooth repair, as well as broken tooth restorations, at our dental office in Canton, Byram, and Lucedale, MS.
The outside enamel of the tooth is the first defense against bacteria that can cause decay and tooth infections. When a chip or crack in the enamel occurs, bacteria can find their way to the softer dentin inside the tooth. A chipped or cracked tooth often is not painful in the beginning unless the damage impacts the center of the tooth. However, if left untreated, it can lead to serious decay and infections that can destroy the tooth and result in pain or tooth loss.
Chipped teeth can usually be repaired in a quick visit to our office. Most chips can be sealed with a filling or dental bonding. Chipped tooth repairs are usually completed the same day, and this treatment is not painful. Do not wait to have a tooth chip fixed, as it can lead to more serious and expensive dental issues.
Repairs to Cracked or Broken Teeth
Deeper cracks and broken teeth may require more than just a filling, depending on the extent of the tooth damage. Broken teeth may need inlays or onlays to restore the outside of the tooth surface or a dental crown to protect the entire tooth. We offer advanced repair options for cracked or broken teeth, with tooth-colored options to maintain the aesthetics of your smile.
If you have a chipped, cracked or broken tooth, do not hesitate to contact us at SmileBuilders, Inc. Call today to schedule your tooth repair service. We accept most forms of dental insurance and have financing options available.