Treatment Options for a Cracked Tooth

cracked teethA cracked tooth can happen for any number of reasons, ranging from facial trauma to biting into a popcorn kernel. In many cases you can tell right away that you have a cracked tooth, either due to pain, sensitivity, or feeling the damage with your tongue. Other times cracks may be discovered during your regular dental exam. Whatever the situation, cracked tooth repair should be done as soon as possible, to prevent further damage or decay in the compromised area.

Treatment Options
• Dental Bonding
Composite bonding is a way to repair chipped, cracked, decayed, discolored and gapped teeth. Composite bonding can last many years.

• Veneers
Veneers are hard, thin shells of tooth-colored material that are bonded to the front of your tooth. Veneers not only address cracked teeth but teeth that are stained, chipped or misshaped as well.

• Crowns
If your tooth is cracked badly or you have pain when chewing or drinking, you may need a crown. Crowns are one of the most common restorative treatments. A crown is a cap that covers the tooth and protects in and approves the appearance. It acts as a strong covering for your tooth.

• Root Canal
If you have a crack in your tooth that has extended into the pulp, the tooth can be treated with a root canal. Some time after the root canal, a crown can be placed to protect the crack from spreading.

• Dental Implant
If you have a crack in your tooth that extends below the gum line, your tooth is no longer treatable, and the tooth will not be able to be saved. Dental implants take the place of your missing teeth. They act as your tooth’s new root and are placed securely in your jawbone for a lasting fit.

We would love to help you achieve a beautiful smile you can be proud of. Contact us today for a consultation at 203-612-5529.

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