A broken tooth can lead to pain, it can cause an upsetting change in your smile, and it can leave you vulnerable to oral health problems that grow progressively worse. Fortunately, the right treatment can lead to improvements in your appearance as well as your dental health. At our Virginia Beach, VA dentist’s office, patients who suffer a dental injury can have the problem fully resolved. If necessary, we can provide restorative services like root canal therapy to address the matter. If the injury is less serious, we may be able to restore your smile by providing cosmetic dental work.
The Severity Of Your Injury Can Change How Treatment Is Approached
There are multiple approaches to treating broken teeth, as some injuries require more care than others. For example, an injury that exposes you to infection or interferes with your ability to bite and chew can require treatment through restorative dentistry. If the damage to your tooth affects your smile but not your dental health, we can instead move forward with cosmetic dental work. Cosmetic procedures are more conservative, which means fewer changes have to take place to your tooth.
Using A Cosmetic Procedure To Improve The Look Of An Injured Tooth
The right cosmetic dental service can restore your tooth while making limited changes to your enamel. Porcelain veneers only cover the front portions of teeth, so only these spaces have to be modified. After little preparatory work to make space for your cosmetic restoration, a custom veneer will be bonded to your enamel to hide damage. This can also help with naturally occurring flaws, as well as issues with discoloration. We also have the ability to restore the look of a broken tooth through a dental bonding and contouring procedure. This approach does not rely on any restorations, but instead reshapes a tooth and applies a composite resin material to hide damage and other flaws.
Restoring A Badly Hurt Tooth With A Dental Crown
If a tooth is hurt badly enough to require root canal therapy, or if there is a concern that you will be unable to bite and chew without discomfort, a dental crown can be provided to you. A custom crown will be able to completely cover a tooth and ensure that you have an easier time with biting and chewing. Your crown can be made from a material that imitates the look of your enamel, which means that you can have work done without changing your smile!
Talk To Your Virginia Beach, VA Dentist’s Office About Restoring Your Broken Tooth
Absolute Dental Care is ready to take care of patients who need treatment because of a broken tooth. To find out more about our services, please contact your Virginia Beach, VA, dentist, Dr. Folck, by calling (757) 428-7440.