Repairing A Cracked or Broken Tooth

Maybe you slipped and hit your face on the concrete. Or you may have been chewing on ice or hard candies. Discovering you have a cracked or broken tooth for the first time might be frightening. But don’t be concerned. At Advanced Dental & Implant Care, we see a lot of patients with chipped or damaged teeth at our Algonquin dental office.

To restore damaged teeth, we might utilize restorative and cosmetic dental techniques. The extent of the damage to the tooth will determine the best course of treatment for you. Teeth may be chipped, cracked, or broken in various ways. Perhaps you were playing football without mouth protection or biting on a pen or pencil. Or you were injured in a severe fall or collision. Dr. Pottorff is here to assess the situation.

Dental Treatment Options To Repair A Cracked Or Broken Tooth

Our Algonquin dentist, Dr. Christopher Pottorff will assess your broken or chipped tooth and develop the best course of treatments to repair and restore your smile. Below are some dental treatments used to treat cracked, chipped, or broken teeth.

Dental Bonding

Composite dental bonding repairs chipped, cracked, decaying, discolored, malformed, and gapped teeth. Composite bonding has a ten-year lifespan. Anesthesia will not be necessary throughout the procedure unless you need to fill cavities with dental bonding. Your dentist will use UV radiation to harden the composite. After curing, the bonding will be sculpted and polished to match your natural teeth.

Porcelain Veneers

A veneer is a thin but strong layer of dental porcelain that attaches to the front of the tooth to change its look. With proper maintenance, veneers may last up to 30 years, so you won’t have to worry about regularly updating them.

Your Algonquin dentist, Dr. Christopher Pottorff, may apply veneers to a single tooth or multiple teeth. For many individuals, this cosmetic procedure is an excellent choice. However, the dentist may not suggest veneers if you grind your teeth since grinding will wear them down.

Dental Crowns

Patients usually need a dental crown if their tooth is seriously damaged, or they are experiencing pain or discomfort while eating or drinking. One of the most common therapeutic procedures is crowns.

A dental crown is a cap covering and protecting the tooth while improving aesthetics. A crown protects your teeth by acting as a strong barrier. When you obtain a dental crown, you may avoid losing your tooth. A damaged tooth won’t withhold your chewing pressure without a dental crown. To achieve a natural appearance, we utilize crowns made of tooth-colored porcelain. Our crowns are custom-made for each patient to match their teeth precisely.

Root Canal

A root canal may treat a tooth with a break or crack reaching the pulp. Your dentist will insert a crown following the root canal to prevent the tooth fracture from widening. The root canal therapy treatment includes extracting the nerve and cleaning out damaged materials. This surgery has a bad record of being uncomfortable or painful. However, you should have no pain or minimal discomfort when done correctly.

A root canal may be necessary for pain, sensitivity, or edema. It might spread if you don’t have a dental professional treat the infection, resulting in an abscess, bone loss, and other significant complications.

Dental Implant

If you have a break or crack in your tooth that extends past the gum line and is no longer curable, you will need your dentist to extract the tooth. Once your dentist removes the problem tooth, it is ready for a dental implant to replace it.

Implant surgeons use dental implants to replace lost teeth. They are the replacement root for your tooth and secure in your jawbone for a long-term fit. Dr. Pottorff will put your permanent crown and guarantee a comfortable, secure fit at the following visit. At Advanced Dental & Implant Care, our advanced trained dental team aims to impress you and go above and beyond.

Schedule A Consultation Today!

Advanced Dental & Implant Care is a top provider of dental Implant and overall patient care for patients from Elgin, South Elgin, East and West Dundee, and many surrounding areas. No matter your location, we are the recommended chipped or broken tooth specialist. Call our dental team at 847-854-1200 for a complimentary consultation in the Algonquin, Elgin, Huntley, and surrounding areas.

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