A cracked tooth is a problem because it reduces the strength of your tooth. When a cracked tooth is left alone, it could turn into a more serious problem. Plaque and tartar in the mouth are able to get into the crack and create decay and further damage. The problems can even move beyond the teeth to the gums and bone. In addition, we understand that a crack in your tooth affects the appearance of your smile and your level of confidence. We want to help you feel happy with your smile again.
On its own, a cracked tooth is easier, quicker and less expensive for our Turlock Dentistry and Implants general dentist to fix than more extensive problems that could result from not fixing it. That’s why it’s smart to take care of this type of problem as soon as you or a dentist notices it.request an appointment
Cracked Tooth Solutions
If you have developed a crack tooth, your situation is not hopeless. You don’t have to resort to limited options or having the tooth pulled. In fact, advances in general dentistry have created more options for repairing a cracked tooth. We are able to bring a cracked tooth back to its best state of health and appearance. Our techniques allow us to blend the color of the fixed tooth with your natural teeth for a seamless look.
Solutions for cracked teeth tend to be painless for you and simple for our dentist to perform. In most cases, we can fix the problem with fillings and dental sealants. Nonetheless, we would perform a comprehensive assessment in the beginning to check the level of damage to the tooth. If the problem has affected the integrity of the tooth too much, the fillings and sealants might not be enough to restore the strength of the tooth. In these cases, we still have solutions available and could turn to implants or dentures to help you have a healthy and beautiful smile again. During this assessment, we will also check whether other teeth have been affected. It’s best to get your teeth checked before worrying because we can most often fix the problem quickly and easily.
Improving Your Oral Health
Fixing the cracked tooth increases its strength to give you full function of your mouth. Plus, it can increase your self-esteem regarding the look of your smile. You’ll be happier when talking, eating and smiling.
If you think you have a cracked tooth, we recommend you have a comprehensive exam to determine the level of the damage and the best solution. We will talk to you about your options to make sure you’re happy. Most often, fixing a cracked tooth is a fast and gentle experience. To make an appointment for your cracked tooth, contact our office today at (209) 667-5405.