Chipped Tooth Repair
A chipped or cracked tooth can occur from trauma to the tooth. Biting down on something hard, impact to the mouth or weakened teeth can result in chips and cracks that put a tooth at risk for decay or infection. If you have a damaged tooth, it is vital to have it repaired to prevent further complications. At Scott A. Babin, DDS and Associates, we can complete cracked, broken and chipped tooth repair at our dental office in Edmonds and Renton, WA.
A chipped or cracked tooth is susceptible to further damage. Bacteria can enter the softer, more vulnerable interior tooth through cracks in the enamel, resulting in decay or infections. Plus, the structure of the tooth may be weakened if the tooth is cracked; a crack can expand and endanger the tooth. Most cracked or chipped tooth repairs can be completed in one visit to our office, restoring a beautiful tooth and preventing further damage and dental treatments.
Repairs to Cracked or Broken Teeth
The type of repairs for chipped, cracked or broken teeth depends on the extent of the damage. Small chips or cracks can be repaired using fillings or dental bonding. We offer white fillings or composite resin that can be color-matched to the tooth for repairing chips and cracks. If the crack is larger or the tooth is broken, there are other options for repairing the damage. Onlays, inlays and dental crowns can repair broken teeth, restoring a complete tooth that looks and functions naturally. We offer same day dental crowns to repair broken teeth.
When you have a damaged tooth, do not wait to have it repaired. Contact our dental team at Scott A. Babin, DDS and Associates, and schedule an appointment to evaluate your chipped, cracked or broken tooth. Our dentists have multiple options to repair and restore damaged teeth – most can be completed with one visit. Contact our office in Renton to book your dental visit.