Is Your Tooth Broken?
If you chip, fracture or break a tooth, it’s not the end of your smile! At Shoreline Dental, we have several restoration options to repair the damage, without compromising the appearance of your teeth.
An Ounce Of Prevention…
… is worth a pound of cure, or so the saying goes. It’s definitely true when it comes to your dental health. While your teeth are strong, they’re designed for breaking down food and speaking, not opening stubborn packages or trimming your fingernails. Using your teeth as a handy tool increases your risk of cracking or breaking a tooth.
However strong your teeth are, you should still be careful to watch what you eat! Hard candies, ice cubes and similar foods can chip your teeth when you’re chomping. If you need something to keep your mouth busy, opt for soft, sugar-free gum – and whatever you do, don’t chew on your pens!
When Fractures Happen
If you’ve broken a tooth, call Shoreline Dental right away. Depending on the visibility of the tooth that’s been affected, and its location, Dr. Tartagni offers a variety of restoration options:
- For more visible teeth, a porcelain veneer or Lumineers may be your best cosmetic option.
- Tiny chips in your teeth can be concealed with artistically applied dental bonding.
- Larger fractures, especially on back teeth which withstand more force, may require a porcelain crown, onlay or inlay.