Although your teeth are very resilient, impact or repeated pressure can damage them and leave them vulnerable. Even a small chip or crack can allow bacteria to infiltrate the soft interior of your tooth or weaken the tooth structure. When you have a damaged tooth, it needs quick repair to protect it from further damage.
As part of our general dentistry treatments at Monaco Dentistry, we offer efficient repairs for dental damage at our office in Apollo Beach.
Severe cracks or broken teeth can be painful, but not all damage to teeth causes pain. You can have a small chip on a tooth that does not bother you at all. However, that does not mean it should be ignored. The outer enamel on your teeth is a protective layer for the living pulp inside your tooth canals. When a break in this barrier occurs, decay and infection can find their way inside. This can put the health of your tooth in jeopardy. If not caught quickly, your tooth could need a root canal or extraction. It is best to have any damage repaired, preventing serious and expensive dental problems.
Repairing damaged teeth can usually be done in one visit to our office. Smaller cracks and chips can be repaired using fillings or dental bonding. These repairs restore the outer protection for your tooth and offer support for the tooth structure. Larger cracks or broken teeth may require more extensive repair or restoration. This can include inlays, onlays or dental crowns to add more extensive protection for a severely damaged tooth. All our tooth repairs come in color-matched options to blend the repaired tooth with the rest of your smile.