A damaged tooth can be more susceptible to tooth decay and other problems. Impact to a tooth in a fall, accident or sports injury can chip or crack a tooth – even biting down on a hard item can damage a tooth. If you have a chipped, cracked or broken tooth, call our team at Haven Dentistry. We offer prompt appointments for cracked or chipped tooth repair at our office in Richmond, TX.
The teeth are protected by tough enamel, which keeps the softer inner tooth sheltered from decay and infection. Even a small chip in a tooth can remove layers of the enamel to expose the dentin to bacteria and possible decay. A chipped tooth often will not hurt – it may cause some sensitivity to hot or cold, but not always. Even if a chipped tooth is not causing symptoms, it should be repaired as quickly as possible.
At Haven Dentistry, we offer fast chipped tooth repair. Most chipped teeth can be fixed in a quick visit to our office. Our dentist will use a filling or dental bonding to repair the chip. We have white composite fillings or bonding that will be matched to the tooth color. The process is painless, and it will restore your tooth shape and protect it from further damage.
Repairs to Cracked or Broken Teeth
Cracked or broken teeth are also a reason to call our team and schedule an urgent tooth repair appointment. Our dentist will examine the tooth and determine whether a filling, bonding or more extensive tooth restoration like a dental crown is needed. Cracked teeth can jeopardize a tooth – if the crack extends below the gum line, the tooth may need to be removed. Call us right away if you have a damaged tooth to receive treatment. We can often see you the same day for a cracked or broken tooth.
When you need cracked, broken or chipped tooth repair in the Aliana or Richmond, TX, area, contact us at Haven Dentistry. If you need immediate dental care, we offer emergency dental appointments. Call our team to schedule your appointment.