Simple Solutions For Repairing Cracked Teeth
There is one word for summer in Alabama—hot! People will do just about anything to cool off during hot summer days. One method that always brings patients running to our office is chewing on ice. What might seem like a harmless way to cool down can wreak havoc on teeth. Chewing on ice, or any hard substance for that matter, is one of the leading ways to crack your teeth. While the enamel on the outside of your teeth is the strongest substance in the body, it isn’t indestructible. If you realize you have cracked a tooth, it is important to contact us at Parkside Dental Care immediately.
Ways To Treat a Cracked Tooth
A cracked tooth is not a death sentence leading to an extraction. There are a number of ways that we can easily repair a cracked tooth, depending on the severity of the crack and if the tooth has had any prior decay or damage. There are several options to repair the tooth:
- Dental bonding – This is one of the easiest repair options, typically used for the front teeth. It is the least invasive, not requiring anesthesia, and can be completed in one appointment.
- Dental filling – A filling could be used on a rear molar with minimal damage. The shape and strength of the tooth is restored.
- Dental veneer – If the crack appears on one of the front teeth, we may suggest this method to repair. A veneer is a wafer-thin shell that is placed over the front of the tooth, offering immediate support and stability.
- Dental crown – For more serious cracks, a crown could be used to cover the damaged tooth, preventing further problems. A crown is a strong, durable solution that acts like a cap covering the entire tooth.
At Parkside Dental Care, we help patients in the Montgomery, AL and surrounding areas with their dental needs. If you feel you may have a cracked tooth, please contact our office today to schedule an appointment. We strive to give happy and healthy smiles to you and your loved ones.