A broken tooth can definitely cause self-confidence issues when you smile or speak; unfortunately, it can cause even more issues when you are chewing. It is important to repair teeth when they are broken because the structure is compromised and can lead to further, more costly, damage in the near future.
If your tooth is severely chipped or broken off and you suffer from pain when drinking or chewing, you may need a crown. Crowns are one of the most popular restoration treatments. A crown is simply a cap that hides the tooth and improves the appearance. Without a crown, the broken tooth will not withstand the damage chewing can do to it.
Natural, porcelain veneers will cover up any damaged teeth. Veneers are likely to provide the most aesthetically pleasing results that are possible with cosmetic dentistry. A veneer is bonded to the front of the tooth transforming the appearance. Veneers can be places on one tooth or several and it is up to you to decide how you want the tooth to look.
3. Dental Implant
If the broken or cracked tooth is significant enough, your tooth might not be treatable anymore. You will need a tooth extraction followed by a dental implant. Dental implants take the spot of your missing tooth. They will function as the tooth’s new root and are placed tightly in your jawbone for a lasting fit.
As you can see, there are many options for repairing broken teeth with cosmetic dentistry. Contact us today if you would like to set up a consultation for repairing or enhancing your smile!