When your tooth breaks, whether it's a large fracture or a small chip, it can be uncomfortable. You might have difficulties eating, and a broken tooth may even cause pain or discomfort. The good news is that your team at Avenida Dental Centre has solutions for broken teeth in South Calgary that will have you smiling again in no time.
Dental Crowns Repair Broken or Damaged Teeth
A dental crown is a good solution for a cracked or broken tooth because it fits over your remaining tooth and replaces it with a durable and aesthetically pleasing restoration that closely mimics your natural tooth. Like a "cap" for your tooth, a crown reaches all the way to your gumline.
Typically made of ceramic porcelain, your crown is durable and supports comfortable eating and chewing. It is also customized by our dentists to match your surrounding teeth and complement your smile. When you have a porcelain crown, it is typically not noticeable when you talk, laugh, or smile.
Your South Calgary dentist may recommend a gold crown if it's a molar that is cracked or broken. Molars reside at the back of your mouth and sustain the force and impact of chewing so that a crown may be more durable for that tooth.
Porcelain Veneers and Bonding Repair Chipped Teeth
If your tooth is chipped, a porcelain veneer may be the ideal solution. A veneer is a thin sliver of porcelain that your dentist will bond to the surface of your tooth. It blends seamlessly and covers imperfections like chipping or discoloration.
Another option to repair a chipped tooth may be dental bonding. During this procedure, your dentist uses composite resin to restore your chipped tooth. Composite resin is the same material they would use for a dental filling.
Which Option Is Best for Me?
If you're living with a broken tooth in South Calgary, we invite your call to schedule an evaluation with our dentists, as they can help determine the best treatment option for you.