Fractured teeth are a common problem associated with older restorations or traumas. Sometimes a tooth may fracture. Fractured teeth may or may not be associated with pain depending of the proximity of the fracture to the nerve inside the tooth. Once the tooth is fractured it needs to be repaired as soon as possible before it starts hurting, gets infected or causes cuts in the the cheek or tongue leading to serious infections.
What should I expect once Dr. Chakalov evaluates my tooth?
Depending on the extent of the fracture, your tooth may only require a simple filling. In this case, we will place tooth colored restoration blending it with the rest of your teeth. Your smile will be back to normal within minutes and you may return to regular activities as soon as you leave the office. To learn more about tooth colored fillings please click here.
When the tooth is fractured to the point where insufficient tooth structure remain to support a filling the proper treatment may be an inlay/onlay or a crown. These again are tooth colored restorations which give strength and support to the tooth preserving it for years to come. Please click to learn more about inlays/onlays and crowns.
Regardless of what treatment you need, it is important to act fast before your tooth starts to hurt, gets infected, or breaks to the point it could no longer be repaired. Please call us and we will help you make the best decision which fits your needs.