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What to Do If You Crack Your Tooth

Published on May 23rd, 2016

Dental Veneers, Crowns, Bonding, Bonding & Implants Bloomingdale, West Loop, Chicago Imagine: You take a drink and and chew some ice, but the “crunch” you hear is louder than it should be. You’ve just cracked your tooth. Or maybe you are on a bike ride, and you fall off your bike. The impact with the ground chips a piece of your front tooth off. You feel horrified, helpless, and in pain. Unfortunately, chipped, cracked, or broken teeth happen more often than you might think. Rest assured that Pure Dental Spa can easily fix cracked or chipped teeth! Below are the best possible options you have to repair these chips or cracks in your teeth.

Crowns

Damage to teeth can be covered by dental crowns, which are generally created from tooth-colored porcelain and designed to cover the damaged tooth like a cap. Crowns are among the most common restorative options out there. Crown placement often involves sedating the patient. From there, the tooth needs to be prepped. Sometimes, the dentist needs to remove some parts of the tooth to make room from the crown. An impression is taken and a crown is created and then cemented to what remains of the original tooth. With CEREC technology, this can all be done in a single appointment! At Pure Dental Spa, we use CEREC technology to perform all of these steps in one sitting so that you don’t have to wait around for days or even weeks for a crown to be completed and placed.

Veneers

Veneers are a thin shell which are designed to cover imperfections in existing teeth. They are crafted to fit your teeth uniquely and are often made of porcelain. When a veneer is added to your tooth, some of your tooth is shaved down to make room for the veneer, and then the veneer is bonded to the front of the tooth. Veneers are carefully crafted to meet specifications about their size, shape, and color.

Bonding

Dental composite bonding is a method of repairing damaged teeth. Bonding can help with teeth that are chipped, cracked, misshapen, discolored, or have decayed. The process of bonding is quite simple. After the tooth have been prepared for bonding, the dentist will put conditioning liquid on the tooth and they will apply putty which will then be manipulated to fix the crack, chip, or break. Once the bonding is dry, the dentist will shape and polish the putty to form a natural-looking result.

Implants

Dental implants are usually used to replace teeth that are beyond repair. If a tooth’s damage extends below the gums, other options are not usually viable. This tooth will need to be removed and replaced with a dental implant. These replacements are fused to the bone in your jaw to ensure a lasting bond. Implants have two parts: the implant itself and a crown. The implant is the part of the restoration that is fused to the bone, and the crown sits on top of it and is what looks and functions like the tooth it replaces.

If you’ve cracked, chipped, or broken your tooth, call Pure Dental Spa to see how we can help! Our experienced staff and doctors will get your teeth repaired all in the comfort of a spa-like setting. Relax! We’ve got it covered!

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