Broken or damaged teeth can compromise your oral health. A broken tooth not only looks aesthetically unappealing but can increase the risk of infection or tooth loss. If you break, crack or otherwise damage a tooth, be sure to visit your dentist as soon as possible for a chance at restoring the tooth structure. Left untreated, damaged teeth can deteriorate and may require extraction. However, if caught early, we can repair minor tooth damage. Our cosmetic and restorative treatment options for restoring broken or chipped teeth renew the aesthetics and function of damaged teeth.
Treating a Broken Tooth in Cincinnati, OH
The treatment you choose to restore your damaged tooth will depend on the extent of the damage and condition of your tooth, your cosmetic preference, and your budget. We will thoroughly examine your teeth and gums and provide you with treatment options. Additionally, we will explain each choice and provide the benefits so you may make an informed decision about your oral health.
Treatment options for broken teeth include:
- Dental Bonding: Tooth bonding uses malleable materials to cover chips, cracks, and other areas of damage on teeth. Bonding treatment is one of the most economical options for patients with injuries or damage.
- Porcelain Veneers: Veneers can address small breaks in the enamel and cover the front of teeth with a shell-like restoration.
- Dental Crown: A tooth crown fully covers a tooth above the gum line. We typically recommend dental crowns if patients have large areas of wear or breaks in their enamel. Dental crowns add stability to renew teeth to their former strength.
- Inlay or Onlays: Known as partial crowns, inlays and onlays cover a smaller portion of the tooth. An inlays covers the chewing surface of a tooth between the tooth’s sides or cusps. Onlays cover the top of the tooth, including the cusps.
Why Should You Treat Damaged Teeth?
It’s important not to ignore a seemingly minor chip or crack in the surface of your tooth. Once your tooth’s outer enamel becomes compromised, your risk of tooth decay and further damage increases. Harmful bacteria can enter through teeth if there is damage to the enamel. Other natural teeth can also damage teeth further as you bite and chew.
Treating a damaged tooth can also improve your confidence, enhance your smile, and protect your oral health. Our treatments can easily blend in with the natural shade and shape of your teeth, creating a fuller and more balanced smile. We offer personalized recommendations and thorough oral health exams to ensure patients receive conservative and comprehensive dental solutions for their dental concerns.
Have you just broken a permanent tooth? Do you have one or more injured teeth that require treatment? Contact Dr. Marvin Kaplan for care today at (513) 540-4630 or schedule a dental appointment on our website. Dr. Kaplan will be glad to help you find the right treatment for your dental injuries.