How to Treat Broken Teeth
posted: Dec 07, 2016.
Breaking a tooth is one of the most unpleasant oral health experiences you can have. And often, when it occurs, people don’t know how to properly treat their broken teeth.
Whether it’s a small crack or a large fracture, our team here at Alan L. Nix DDS in Terrell, Texas, has the expertise to help you through the process. Let’s look at some treatment options.
This is one of the most popular – and affordable – dental restoration options available. If you have small chips or cracks in your teeth, bonding may be perfect for you. Dr. Alan Nix will apply some resin to your tooth, mold it to fit the area that was chipped or cracked, then harden and polish it until it matches the rest of your teeth.
Veneers are another popular option, as they provide an entirely new surface for your tooth. They’re wafer-thin porcelain shells that are cemented into place right on your teeth, immediately restoring their previous appearance.
If your tooth is cracked to the point that Dr. Alan Nix doesn’t think any stopgap measures will work, a crown may be recommended to replace most of your tooth. This is a common procedure that many people end up with in their life.
If you’re dealing with a broken tooth and want your smile fixed, call us today at 972-563-7633 to see how our team can help.