Treatments for cracked, chipped or broken teeth in Grande Prairie
If you have broken, chipped or cracked teeth, there are cosmetic treatment options available. These treatments will not just restore appearance, but will probably make you more comfortable as well, as it will be easier to chew, eat and speak once teeth are restored.
Teeth are the hardest part of the human body, even stronger than bone, but nonetheless, they are not impervious to breaking. Teeth can break due to things like sports injuries, car accidents and other types of facial traumas. Teeth that are decayed or that have had restorations or root canals may be weakened and more susceptible to chipping and breaking.
Minor chips or cracks in teeth may not be painful, but will feel sharp and rough. If the tooth is badly broken, it may cause pain, as the nerve of the tooth will be affected.
If you have a broken tooth, all that can be done to remedy it is seeking restorative dental care. At Boisson Dental Group, we have seen all types of broken teeth, from minor chips to serious breaks. In cases of minor chips and cracks, porcelain veneers may be able to fix the tooth. Porcelain veneers consist of a durable, hard shell that is affixed to the tooth’s front surfaces to restore minor imperfections. The tooth will be strengthened and will blend in seamlessly with the surrounding teeth.
For teeth that have more extensive damage, a dental crown may be needed to restore the tooth. A crown is a dental restoration that covers the entire tooth’s visible surface. For this reason, they are well suited for heavier types of decay or damage.
If the tooth is so badly damaged or decayed that it is not salvageable, the only option may be to extract whatever remains of the tooth and replace it with a dental implant. With implants,tiny titanium posts are inserted into the gumline where the natural tooth used to be. Once the gum tissue has fully healed, the dental implant will be affixed onto the post. Dental implants closely mimic the look and function of real teeth.
If you are missing one or more teeth, give us a call or come in today. We will schedule you in for an appointment with Dr. Boisson to get you smiling again!