5 Ways to Treat a Chipped or Broken Tooth

TMJ Therapy, Pinehurst, NCDo you have a chipped or broken tooth? Relax, anyone can end up with one, and you now have a variety of ways to treat the troubled tooth.

  1. Dental Crowns

Crowns are lifelike caps that are crafted by your dentist and placed onto a tooth to protect it and restore its’ appearance and function. Crowns are frequently recommended by family dentistry experts to repair chipped teeth or a broken tooth. As a result, crowns are now one of the most common restorative dental procedures done today.

  1. Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers are thin, porcelain coverings that are attached to chipped or damaged teeth to restore their appearance. They are a very popular choice because many patients feel they provide the most attractive and natural results. Veneers can also last up to 30 years with proper care, so you won’t need to worry about frequent replacement procedures. Porcelain veneers may carry a higher price tag than some other dental procedures, but many dentists will work with you to make them attainable for you.

  1. Composite Bonding

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

  1. Dental Implants

A crack in the tooth that extends into the gum line can only be repaired by extracting the damaged tooth. At that point, a dental implant can be used to replace your damaged natural tooth. While this procedure may be more costly than other treatments, finding an affordable dentist can greatly reduce your cost and concern.

  1. Root Canals

Badly broken or chipped teeth nearly always require a root canal, followed by a crown for protection and a natural look. For the root canal therapy, a dentist or endodontist will simply remove the decayed pulp (tissue inside the tooth) and the nerve of the tooth. Even though may people fear root canals due to rumors of their being painful, most people experience little or no discomfort.

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist in Pinehurst NC, schedule an appointment with Drs. Clement or Kamron Monroe today by calling 910.420.3670 or schedule online.

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