Suffering a fractured tooth is a relatively common affair. Fortunately, not all fractures are overly serious, and with prompt attention you can frequently save the tooth. Here at Dr. Roy D. Jennings Dentistry we offer a variety of dental services, including fractured tooth repair. Here is how we do it.
For very minor fractures, we may use a dental bonding compound. This is a compound that is applied over the fracture and allowed to harden. Once it’s finished, you can resume using your tooth as usual. Bonding may not provide a permanent repair, depending on your situation, but it is a good way to keep things working on a temporary basis until a permanent repair may be made.
If your fractured tooth is a bit more serious, we may suggest another option. A dental veneer may be placed over the top of the fracture, if it is not a serious one.
A serious fracture may be repaired by the use of a dental crown. A dental crown is like a cap that fits over your tooth. We craft it to match your bite pattern exactly, and once it is in place it looks, feels, and operates just like a normal tooth. It can take a few visits to have a crown put in, so be ready to come see us at least twice.
In cases of a fractured tooth that is beyond repair, we may suggest a dental implant. A dental implant is essentially a ceramic “tooth” that is affixed to a metal “root” implanted in your jaw. It is the costliest option, but once it’s finished you’ll never know that it’s not a real tooth.
If you have a fractured tooth, come see us at Dr. Roy D. Jennings Dentistry. We will help get your smile back to normal in no time!