How Involved Is A Treatment For A Broken Tooth?

If you have a broken tooth, the prospect of having it restored can be an exciting one. With that said, you may be concerned about just how involved a restorative dental procedure will have to be to address the matter. At our Virginia Beach, VA dentist’s office, we are prepared to take on problems with chipped, cracked, or otherwise broken teeth through conservative treatment. If possible, we can use a cosmetic dental procedure to address the problem while minimizing the changes to your tooth structure. In cases where an injury has affected the health of a tooth, or situations where you are not able to comfortably bite down with it, we can talk about restorative dental work.

We Can Address Different Levels Of Dental Damage For Our Patients

Simply put, not every dental injury calls for the same response. You may have a tooth that is visibly damaged, but not in poor enough condition to require restorative dental work. Meanwhile, another person may learn that their tooth’s health is in jeopardy because of damage, which means they need treatment that is more involved than a cosmetic procedure. Because our practice is ready to provide a range of different services for you, we can make sure that you have the right treatment for your broken tooth!

Restoring A Broken Tooth With A Dental Crown

Sometimes, a broken tooth will require a dental crown, which can protect you from future infection while also helping you bite and chew more comfortably. The dental crown that we provide will be constructed to fit securely over your tooth while not interfering with its neighbors. If the tooth is in an area that is hard to miss, we can discuss your options for restorations that imitate your natural tooth structure.

Using Cosmetic Dentistry To Restore A Broken Tooth

In many situations, it is possible to restore a broken tooth through a cosmetic procedure. Unlike dental crowns, porcelain veneers only require minor changes to the front surfaces of teeth to be placed. This means that they can be secured with less preparatory work, which leaves more of your healthy tooth structure intact. We can also discuss a bonding procedure, which uses composite resin instead of a restoration to address flaws that hurt a tooth.

Talk To Your Virginia Beach, VA Dentist’s Office About Restoring Your Broken Tooth

Your Virginia Beach, VA dentist is ready to take on your problems with a broken tooth. After an initial evaluation, we can talk to you about how the problem should be addressed, and discuss your options for restorative or cosmetic dental work! To find out more, or to make an appointment, call Absolute Dental Care in Virginia Beach at (757) 428-7440.