How Do You Fix A Broken Tooth?

Multiple factors can lead to a broken tooth, from a sports injury to even biting down on a really hard piece of food. Fortunately, we have treatment options or restore your damaged tooth to optimal health, function, and appearance. Let’s look at how we repair broken teeth in Albuquerque, NM.

Damaged Teeth and Tooth Decay

What happens when we damage a tooth? Chips and fractures compromise the outer tooth enamel, allowing harmful bacteria to reach the inner layers of dentin. At this stage, a cavity forms and the risk of an infection increases. Even if the damage appears minor, always schedule an appointment so we can examine your smile to see if you require treatment. If you do, we may be able to restore your smile in one visit with cosmetic dentistry.

Dental Bonding and Contouring

Dental bonding employs the same metal-free composite resin we use in our dental fillings. After we clean the tooth, we apply the bonding material in several layers. As the material cures under a light, your cosmetic dentist reshapes and sculpts the tooth. We end the procedure by polishing the tooth. The bonding material will be shaded to match your tooth, ensuring a lifelike repair that blends with your smile. We’ve also used the treatment to close gaps between teeth and mask permanent teeth stains.

With contouring, we take the opposite approach. Instead of adding to the tooth, we actually buff away a small section of outer enamel. Doing so allows our team to reshape damaged teeth, dull pointed teeth, and even remove unsightly pits and grooves in the tooth’s surface. As with bonding, the procedure only takes one sitting to complete.

Dental Crowns and Veneers

Now, if the damage is more substantial, we may opt for a more substantial restoration. Our dental crowns over the entire visible portion of the tooth, making them a great choice to restore broken or fractured teeth. We can employ lifelike ceramic material to create them, ensuring a natural appearance. Veneers are thin shells of porcelain that we place to change the shape and color of a tooth completely. In addition to addressing a host of cosmetic issues, veneers also repair minor damage. If you have any questions about fixing broken teeth, or about our lifelike repair options, then contact our team today. Don’t let a damaged tooth impact your smile’s overall health and stability!

We can Repair Your Tooth

At Snow Park Dental, Dr. Mark A. Miller and our team have cosmetic and restorative solutions to your cracked or chipped teeth. Contact us today at 505-299-2979 to schedule a consultation at our Albuquerque, NM, office. We welcome patients and families from Rio Rancho, Corrales, Edgewood, and all surrounding communities.