Mason Chipped Tooth Repair | Cedar Village Dentistry
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Do you have a chipped or cracked tooth?
Our dentists are experts in cracked tooth repair. If you’re battling issues with a chipped, fractured, or broken tooth, let us provide high-tech, comprehensive solutions.
Call (513) 449-8619 today to schedule a consultation for your cracked or chipped tooth repair.
Problems caused by a chipped or cracked tooth
The most common problem caused by a chipped or cracked tooth is tooth sensitivity. When you have a broken tooth, the nerve becomes exposed and can be irritated by hot or cold foods, drinks, chewing gum, or even air. The pain is usually sharp, but it may come and go, depending on what you are doing at the time.
Besides being painful, a cracked tooth can also lead to an infection if it is not treated correctly. Your dentist will need to remove any damaged parts of your fractured tooth so that it does not cause further problems later. They may also prescribe antibiotics to treat any possible infections.
If you continue to chew on food that causes pain, your dentist may need to fit a crown over the damaged part of your tooth for protection and strength.
Other common problems include:
Malocclusion (teeth shifting out of place)
How to fix a chipped tooth
Depending on its severity and location within the mouth, there are several ways to fix a cracked tooth:
Inlays and Onlays
These restorations place a protective layer over the damaged part of your tooth. They’re usually made of porcelain or composite resin that matches the rest of your teeth perfectly.
For larger cracks on a chipped front tooth, Dr. Dooley recommends bonding the front surface of your smile back together with composite resin material.
Depending on the size of the crack or chip on an affected tooth, it may need to be replaced with a dental implant.
Crowns are one of the most common types of broken tooth repair. It is commonly used when you have a cracked molar or a chipped molar that makes it difficult for you to chew properly or causes discomfort when you eat hot or cold foods.
Frequently Asked Questions About Cracked and Chipped Teeth
What causes chipped or cracked teeth?
Chipped or cracked teeth can also be caused by clenching and grinding. New research shows that clenching and grinding could be due to sleep apnea. It is important to rule this out as if it is undiagnosed and untreated it can lead to a higher risk for heart attacks and stroke as well as take away up to 10 years of your life!
How do I know if I need a crown?
What are the symptoms of cracked and chipped teeth?
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