Tooth Repair Dentist Q & A
Do you have a cracked or broken tooth? Come to Ideal Endodontics to discover our tooth repair treatments! Our staff are here to help relieve your pain and have you feeling good as new. Contact us or request an appointment online. We are located at 3102 Golansky Blvd, Suite 101, Woodbridge, VA 22192. We serve patients from Woodbridge VA, Manassas VA, Dumfries VA, Lorton VA, Springfield VA and Dale City VA.
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Teeth are strong and hard and can undergo a lot of pressure from constantly crushing and gnashing. However, when teeth become compromised due to poor oral hygiene or an underlying condition, they can more easily break and become damaged. Even in perfect health, when put under enough pressure, such as a collision in sports, teeth can break. Thankfully, dentists are prepared to repair and make your smile as beautiful as possible!
Yes, absolutely! Nearly any damaged tooth can be repaired with the use of dentistry. With a filling, bonding, veneer, root canal or crown, dentistry has come a long way in the reparation of teeth.
The amount of time it will take to repair your tooth will depend heavily on how badly the tooth has been damaged. When you get to our office, we’ll be ready to tell you how long you can expect your treatment to take.
In many cases, a cracked or broken tooth is often fixed in only one office visit. We’ll use cosmetic bonding, fillings, or a crown to form your tooth to make it look better and feel better while restoring its integrity.
Treatment for a chipped or broken tooth will depend upon the severity of the damage. If only a small portion of enamel has broken off, a dentist will likely be ready to repair the tooth during a single office visit. However, a badly broken or damaged tooth may require a costlier procedure, which could take more than one office visit. Here are some things your dentist may recommend to repair your broken or chipped tooth:
Filling or Bonding — If you’ve chipped away a little piece of enamel, your dentist could also be ready to repair the damage by applying a filling. The dentist may repair the damage by applying a tooth-colored composite resin if the damage occurred to an anterior tooth. Referred to as bonding, this relatively simple procedure usually requires no local anesthesia. The dentist starts by applying a special gel or liquid to the surface of the tooth. Next, they will apply an adhesive substance, followed by the resin. The dentist will harden the material using an ultraviolet emitting device after shaping the resin to make it match your natural tooth.
Dental Veneers — If an anterior tooth is chipped or broken, your dentist can make it look healthy and flawless by applying a dental veneer. Veneers are a thin shell of tooth-colored resin composite material or porcelain specially created and customized in a lab to match your specific needs. They are then applied over the surface of your existing tooth using a special cement-like substance.
Dental Cap or Crown — If you have lost a considerable portion of your tooth, your dentist may file away a part of the remaining tooth and cap it with a crown, designed to guard the tooth, preserve function and improve aesthetic appearance. If the damage is severe enough to show the pulp within the tooth, you may develop pulp damage or infection. When this happens, your dentist may need to remove the dead or dying pulp through a specialized treatment. Subsequently, the dentist will cap the tooth with a crown.
If you or someone you know has a damaged tooth, come to Ideal Endodontics today! Our team of professional and caring staff are experienced in fixing damaged teeth, and can give your smile the lustre it deserves! To speak with one of our specialists, contact our office today. Visit us online or simply call us to book an appointment.