Yes. Unlike a broken heart, there’s not one, but several solutions to a broken tooth, depending on how it is broken, and what your personal preferences are. In most cases, we can offer you your choice of solutions for your broken tooth.
Minor Broken Tooth
If your tooth is only broken a little, just a cosmetic chip, really, we can offer you a couple of good solutions. Dental bonding and porcelain veneers are both good solutions for a minor chipped tooth.
Dental bonding is a quick solution and relatively inexpensive. It uses the same composite material we use for tooth-colored fillings to restore the broken part of the tooth. It can be completed in one visit and polished to look like your natural tooth material.
Porcelain veneers are an even better solution for a minor chipped tooth. They are custom-crafted from highly durable porcelain, so they look more like natural tooth material and tend to last significantly longer than dental bonding.
In the past, porcelain veneers had to be ordered from a dental lab, and you had to wait two weeks or more to get them, but with our CEREC system, we can make a porcelain veneer for a chipped tooth while you wait.
Serious Broken Tooth
If your tooth is broken so that it’s no longer structurally sound, we’ll probably want to repair it with a dental crown. The crown provides support and protection of your damaged tooth. Essentially, it gives it an entirely new surface, which can give you many years of good service from that tooth. These crowns can also be made with our CEREC system, so you can get your tooth repaired in one day.
Sometimes a broken tooth can reveal extensive decay that may require a root canal. You might also require a root canal if you wait too long to have your broken tooth repaired.
If you have a broken tooth and are looking for an experienced and compassionate dentist to fix it, please contact Ascent Dental in the Cherry Creek area of Denver today.