Five Dental Treatments for a Broken Tooth

Is there a chipped or broken tooth making you self-conscious about your smile? Relax! Broken and chipped teeth can happen to anyone, and now there are a variety of ways to treat the troubled tooth.

  1. Dental Crowns

Crowns are simply caps that installed on top of a damaged tooth to protect it from further degradation and restore its’ appearance and function. They are commonly recommended by family dentistry experts to repair chipped teeth or a broken tooth. As a result, crowns have become one of the most frequently performed restorative dental treatments today.

  1. Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers are thin, porcelain coverings that cover over chipped teeth to repair their appearance. Veneers are very popular because they provide the most attractive and natural results. They can also last up to 30 years with proper care, avoiding the frequent repairs and replacements some other restorative dental procedures require. Porcelain veneers can cost more than other some of those other procedures, but many dentists will work with your to help you afford them.

  1. Composite Bonding

Bonding has long been used in the field of family dentistry to repair decayed and discolored teeth, but it’s also a useful way to restore broken and chipped teeth. Composite bonding is so popular because it endure for up to ten years, doesn’t require anesthesia to be applied, and can match your tooth’s natural color.

  1. Dental Implants

Some issues such as a crack in the tooth extending into the gum line can only be repaired by extracting the damaged tooth. Then, a dental implant can be used to replace your natural tooth. While this procedure may cost more than other treatments, it’s natural looking, fully functional and permanent. If cost is a concern, many dentist will work with you to help you afford implants..

  1. Root Canals

Teeth with structural damage almost always demand a root canal, followed by a crown for protection and a natural look. For the root canal treatment, a family dentistry specialist will  remove the decayed portion and the nerve of the tooth. Root canals have a bad reputation due to myths about how painful they are but most people experience little or no discomfort.

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist in Medford NJ, schedule an appointment with Dr. Poorva Parnaik at Dental Creations today by calling 609.365.0673 or schedule online.