A tooth that is fractured, chipped, or cracked can be upsetting and possibly painful.Thanks to advancements in dental technology, patients now have a variety of treatment choices for teeth that are cracked, chipped, or damaged. Depending on the extent of the damage, a chipped or broken tooth may require treatment. If only a small or insignificant portion of enamel has broken off, a quick trip to the dentist will suffice to fix the tooth. A severely fractured or damaged tooth, however, would need a longer operation. Below are some of the procedures our dentist might use to fix a chipped or fractured tooth.
Dental Filling and Tooth BondingA quick, non-invasive method to fix cosmetic dental problems with the teeth is tooth or composite bonding. The dentist might be able to use a composite filling to treat minor tooth damage, such as a small chip or break. The dentist could use a process called dental tooth bonding to fix the damage if it is to your front tooth or if it is visible when you smile. Using tooth-colored composite material or resin, dental bonding can repair small chips, fissures, and gaps in teeth. At the dentist, treatment is frequently finished in just one visit. A straightforward dental treatment called tooth bonding usually doesn't need numbing the tooth. In order to bond or repair a broken tooth, the dentist will first use a gel to etch the tooth's surface in order to make it rougher. This makes it easier for the composite resin to connect to the tooth's structure. The composite resin will then be applied to the tooth by the dentist after an adhesive. The dentist will next mould the composite resin to resemble a genuine tooth. The treatment may usually be finished in a single appointment and is rather quick.
Dental Crown and CapThe dentist may need to grind away some of the remaining tooth structure and cap or crown the tooth if it has a significant amount of decay or a major section of the tooth has broken off. A dental crown is a cap in the shape of a tooth that is constructed specifically to protect the tooth underneath while also enhancing its aesthetics. A variety of materials, including porcelain, metal, all resin, all ceramic, and porcelain fused to metal, can be used to create dental crowns. Dental crowns come in a variety of materials, each with its own advantages. Metal crowns are the strongest, while all-porcelain crowns can closely resemble a natural tooth in appearance.
Your dentist may need to perform a root canal operation on your tooth if the entire top portion of it has broken off but the tooth's root is still intact. The post will then be put in the tooth canal, and a framework will be built up around it so that a crown may be attached. To finish the restoration of the damaged tooth, the dentist can then fasten a dental crown on top of the post.
Dental VeneersA dental veneer can restore the appearance of the injured front tooth if it has been shattered or chipped. A dental veneer can be either a composite veneer, which is formed of resin and covers the full front surface of the tooth, or a porcelain veneer, which is a thin shell of tooth-coloured porcelain material that covers the front surface of the tooth.
A very popular cosmetic dental procedure used to enhance the appearance of the teeth is the application of porcelain veneers. Approximately 0.3 to 1.2 mm of tooth enamel will first be removed from the tooth surface by the dentist. The dental lab will utilise the tooth imprint to create the porcelain veneer once they take an impression of the tooth's surface and send it there. The dentist will apply the porcelain veneer to the tooth surface after it is finished and secure it with a special cement. Porcelain veneers may not always be necessary because composite veneers require a less intrusive treatment. Composite resin is moulded and then solidified onto the tooth surface to provide the appropriate form for the tooth while creating composite veneers. In order to repair a fractured tooth, the dentist applies composite resin, which is shaped, to the tooth. The resin is then hardened by the dentist using a special light when the proper shape has been established, and the process is then finished with a polish. Modern composite veneers can precisely match the tint of neighbouring teeth, giving patients stunningly natural results.