A cracked or chipped tooth can be bothersome, especially when it catches on your tongue or is painful. Moreover, compromised tooth structure can allow bacteria to get inside the tooth, become infected and cause even worse pain and problems. Cracked, chipped or broken teeth should never be ignored. They not only take away from your smile, but they could also seriously impact your oral health. As part of our general dentistry treatments at Downriver Smiles, we offer cracked, chipped and broken tooth repair in Spokane, WA.
Teeth are hard by design because of their purpose – they break down the food we eat for easier digestion. This hard exterior covering, called enamel, is the hardest substance in the body, even harder than ordinary bone. However, it can still become damaged by impact. Biting down on a popcorn kernel or other hard object can damage a tooth. A blow to the mouth while playing sports can cause a crack or chip a tooth.
Downriver Smiles in Spokane offers painless repairs for broken or chipped teeth. Most repairs are simple when the issue is caught early. It is only when patients ignore cracked or broken teeth for a while that things become complicated. Once decay sets in, your tooth will become much more painful, making it difficult to eat, sleep, speak or do most anything else.
Repairs to Cracked or Broken Teeth
Dr. Cory Gaunt is an experienced dentist who can easily and quickly repair cracked or broken teeth. At Downriver Smiles, we offer custom dental bonding that is color-matched to your natural teeth for a discreet repair. The repair material is made from ceramics and plastics and is shaped and honed into place before being hardened by a special light. It is durable and lasting, even on back teeth.
Some more severe cases may require a dental crown to cover and protect the broken tooth. Dr. Gaunt takes a mold of your tooth shape and the crown is created in a dental lab. When it is ready, he will bond it to the damaged tooth. Dental crowns can also be color-matched so your repair is invisible.
We May Be Able to See You Today!
Very often, a chipped, cracked or broken tooth causes immediate pain. This is a dental emergency that needs care as soon as possible. Hospital emergency rooms are not equipped for dental emergencies. Call Downriver Smiles when you damage a tooth. We leave time in our schedule to see emergency cases the same day. Call us, and we can provide instructions to care for the tooth until you can make it to our clinic.
Damaged teeth need quick attention to prevent more serious oral issues. Contact Downriver Smiles for chipped, cracked or broken teeth repairs in Spokane. We may be able to see you today for an emergency tooth repair.