Get your broken tooth or fractured tooth fixed in a safe and affordable manner.
Teeth can chip or break due to a variety of reasons. Sometimes a broken tooth can cause an aesthetic concern, broken teeth can also irritate your tongue, hurt, or be painful to chew with creating a dental emergency.
If you’ve broken or chipped a tooth, call our office at 928-282-3246 to see how quickly you can be seen. You may even have a piece of the fractured tooth that you’ve been able to find. The piece should be placed in a cup of water or milk to stay moist until you can get to our office within a short time. Do not attempt to clean the piece of tooth off, as this can make it difficult for Sedona dentist Chris Marsh to re-bond it to the tooth (should that be an option.)
Not repairing your broken tooth can allow bacteria to invade the weaker, softer, interior portion of the tooth called dentin. Dentin is much more susceptible to tooth decay. If you have a broken tooth, decay may be able to form quickly, spreading right through the dentin and into the nerve tissue of your tooth. This usually leads to higher costs because the tooth may need a root canal in order to eliminate dental infection or pain.
When your tooth is broken, the weakened part can easily fracture even more or crumble apart even more during everyday use. Instead of a small filling or tooth colored bonding, your broken tooth may become a tooth that requires a full coverage crown. Bottom line…the longer dental treatment is put off, the more expensive it can become.
Your existing dental restorations may wear out or break down due chronic grinding or clenching. Enamel is the hardest structure in the body, but neither teeth nor filling materials can withstand constant grinding or clenching habits that put more stress on the tooth than normal.
Treatments for broken, chipped teeth aren’t just for cosmetics. They’re also for making sure your Sedona smiles can outlast you!
Prompt dental care usually means that Dr. Marsh is able to offer you a wider variety of treatment options. The sooner a tooth is treated the less time and the treatment cost is less, and it helps you avoid possible discomfort caused by ignoring your broken tooth and developing a more severe problem later on.
Treating a broken or chipped tooth sooner can also help you prevent more damage from happening. Dr. Marsh can use a dental camera to show other areas that are likely to suffer from the same condition, caused by cracked enamel or large fillings. If the broken or chipped tooth was caused by an athletic activity or night-time grinding, then Dr. Marsh might recommend making a custom-fitted guard to prevent further problems.
Dental Emergencies call 928-282-3246 (press option #2 if after hours)