Fixing a cracked or broken tooth is something our Wilmington dentist does all the time. The approach he recommends depends on several factors, including how severe the damage is and where the tooth is located in your mouth.
Cracked and broken teeth can occur due to teeth grinding, large fillings, dental trauma, or biting down on hard foods like nuts or candy. Breaks and cracks in your teeth vary in type and run the gamut from tiny “craze lines” that don’t require treatment, to a split tooth that may require extraction.
There are several solutions we offer for patients in Wilmington, DE who have cracked or broken teeth.
Dental Bonding – For minor breaks and cracks, we recommend dental bonding. Our dentist uses tooth-colored composite material to fill in the damaged parts of your tooth and shapes it for a natural appearance.
Porcelain veneers – If you have cracked or broken teeth that are more aesthetic in nature, porcelain veneers cover the front surfaces to conceal the damage and leave you with a new tooth surface.
Dental crowns – For breaks that are more severe in nature and have compromised the structure of the tooth, tooth crowns are the answer. Crowns are tooth-shaped shells of porcelain that fit over your tooth to preserve it and protect it from further damage.
Broken and Cracked Tooth Repair in Wilmington, DE
If you want to repair a broken or cracked tooth and aren’t sure what to do next, call Drs. Gladnick and Justison to schedule an appointment. Our dentists will evaluate your situation, explain your treatment options, and restore your healthy, beautiful smile.