Let’s set the scene: you’re enjoying a delicious candy apple at a family picnic or chewing a piece of ice on a hot summer day, and suddenly: CRACK! If you have ever chipped or cracked a tooth, you are not alone. Patients of all ages–kids and adults alike–have experienced accidents or injuries that leave their smiles a bit worse for wear.
However, you don’t have to suffer another day living with a fractured, incomplete tooth! With restorative dentistry in Metairie, you can reclaim your smile and enjoy life again with a healthy set of pearly whites.
Common Causes of a Broken Tooth
Anyone can break a tooth, and it can happen due to several reasons, from sports injuries or a car crash to a slip-and-fall accident or biting too hard on a piece of candy. However you may have broken your tooth, you must visit your dentist to address your situation as soon as possible.
Benefits of Restoring a Broken Tooth
When a tooth is broken, the structure of the tooth is compromised and therefore weakened. Even the tiniest chip on your tooth can make it more vulnerable to further damage, breakage, or tooth decay. Dr. Patterson can promptly mend your chipped or cracked tooth in the earliest stages so you can avoid more serious dental health issues from developing.
Restoring a broken or fractured tooth preserves its structural integrity, retains your smile’s symmetry, improves your appearance, and restores your oral health.
Restorative Treatments for Damaged Smiles
There are several ways your dentist can restore a cracked tooth. Depending on the damage, your dentist may recommend one of the following:
- Tooth-colored fillings and bonding – Our tooth-colored fillings and bonding make your smile look and feel natural while also restoring essential function.
- Dental crowns – We offer regular and CEREC one-day tooth crowns that restrengthen weakened teeth and enhance your appearance. These crowns are durable and attractive, and they are completely customized to fit your smile.
- Dental implants – Our customized dental implants are ideal for permanently replacing missing or severely damaged teeth. Implants are placed in the jawbone and also preserve oral bone health.
- Dental bridges – We place durable dental bridges that fill in the space left behind by missing teeth. Bridges seamlessly blend in with your natural smile and restore your function.
Family-Friendly Restorative Dentistry in Metairie
Dr. Patterson and our team at Oak Family Dental offer various restorative dentistry options for people who need to repair and restore chipped, cracked, or otherwise damaged teeth. Call us today at (504) 834-6410 to schedule your appointment.