When you break or fracture a tooth, what should you do? Instead of ignoring the issue and increasing the risk of tooth decay forming, you should see your Des Moines, IA, dentist as soon as possible. Using custom-made restorations, we can repair broken teeth.
Frequently Asked Questions About Fixing Broken Teeth
Question: How do you create a crown?
Answer: We first need to make room for the restoration, which means removing some outer tooth structure. We then take impressions, which will be used to fabricate the custom-made dental crown. Once we complete the restoration, we place it using a powerful bonding material. The crown covers the entire visible portion of a tooth and protects the tooth.
Question: Do I need an inlay or onlay?
Answer: If you have an issue that requires more than a filling, but not enough to warrant a full crown, then you may benefit from an inlay or onlay. Made from ceramic, an inlay fits between the cusps on top of the tooth or over the cusps. Some refer to these as partial restorations.
Question: Will my restorations look natural?
Answer: Yes! We create them using a variety of materials, but when possible we opt for ceramic, a strong material that contains stain-resistant properties. The restoration will also be shaded to match the surrounding teeth, ensuring a lifelike appearance.
Question: When should I see the dentist?
Answer: If you chip or fracture a tooth, or if you begin to experience tooth sensitivity or toothaches, then give us a call. Damage, or persistent pain could mean you require a crown or partial to improve your oral health and safeguard your smile from further complications. If you have any questions or concerns about restoring your smile, then contact our team today.
Gateway Dental Group Repairs Smiles
At Gateway Dental Group, we have custom-made crowns, inlays, and onlays to restore a 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.