Several years ago I decided to take a trip to the dentist after skipping multiple appointments for over 15 years. I truly had a dental anxiety and had a hard time getting over my fears. Thankfully, my dental visit went smoothly with only four cavities identified. What I did find from this dental visit was that there was a great deal of new information and technology that I had been missing out on. Laser-based technology and digital imaging are just a few examples. With this blog, I want you to understand that you can get over your fears and learn about this new technology like I did, so enjoy the information.
Cracked teeth issues are problems that a dentist deals with daily. Your teeth are quite solid, but they can break under certain circumstances. If fractured, your teeth can develop infections and leave you in pain.
If your teeth develop cracks, your dentist will consider numerous treatment options. Treatment depends on the size of the crack, its location, and the symptoms you display, as well as if the crack extends to your gum line. After the dentist inspects the affected tooth, they will suggest the following treatment options.
If you have minor cracks or craze lines, the damage doesn't go past your enamel. It's important to get to a dentist since they'll know how to assess the crack. If it's a small crack, a dentist will recommend filling. If the crack is significant and it has stretched past the gum line, your dentist will suggest bonding. When perfectly done, bonded teeth restore your smile and stop further damage to your teeth.
Dental crowns fix broken teeth perfectly. They are created from porcelain and ceramic materials. Your dental practitioner fits the crown over the tooth after shaving off enamel to create some space for the crown. Your dentist then creates an impression of the tooth and corresponding teeth color. The impression is sent to a dental lab to create a crown. Today, tech-savvy dentists are using technology to create such crowns the same day.
If your severe crack spreads all the way to the pulp of your tooth, the dentist will recommend a root canal. The process removes the pulp but keeps the solid structure of your tooth. The root canal ensures your tooth isn't infected, and it maintains the integrity of the teeth. A root canal procedure stops infection, preserves your tooth, and promotes better dental health.
If the tooth is badly damaged, the dentist will suggest an extraction. If your tooth is beyond repair, there's no need for crowning or opting for alternatives that might not work. Remember, dental implants can replace missing teeth after extraction.
It's advisable to avoid situations or chewing habits that can lead to broken teeth. You should avoid biting hard foreign objects and foods. Also, it's important to look for help as soon as you realize your tooth is cracked. Contact a dentist near you for more information about this or other oral concerns. They offer affordable services and manage your pain professionally.Share
19 March 2021