If you crack a tooth, then you need a restoration. Otherwise, the damage could allow the onset of tooth decay and infection. Fortunately, we have custom-made and lifelike restorations to improve the health and function of your smile. Let’s look at how we can repair a cracked tooth.
The Dangers of Damaged Teeth
If you injure your tooth, but don’t notice any damage, you should still come in for an examination. A dental fracture is often invisible to the naked eye, but can still expose the inner layers of dentin to harmful bacteria, increasing the risk of tooth decay and infection. If you injure a tooth and begin to notice tooth sensitivity and toothaches, then see us right away.
Inlays and Onlays
Inlays and onlays are restorations made from lifelike porcelain. They are custom-made and shaded to blend with the rest of the smile. We use them target specific areas of the tooth that need treatment, but are too severe for a simple dental filling or dental bonding procedure. The Inlay fits in between the cusps of the top of the tooth. The onlay fits over the cusps on the top of the tooth.
A dental crown covers the tooth’s entire visible portion. We can use them to address serious damage, such as fractures. Each one will be custom-made using lifelike materials. They will be able to withstand bite forces and pressures, providing quality restoration for years to come. In some cases, we may need to perform a root canal before placing the crown, should the interior of the tooth become infected due to the damage. If you have any questions about addressing cracked teeth, or about any of our natural looking restorations, then contact our team today.
Gateway Dental Group Can Fixed Your Fractured Tooth
At Gateway Dental Group, we have restorations to repair a cracked tooth. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Burds and his team at Gateway Dental Group, call our office today at (515) 244-9565. Located in Des Moines, IA, we proudly welcome patients from the Des Moines area, and surrounding communities.