Damaged teeth, chipped tooth enamel, and dental fractures are sometimes the result of a sports injury, household accident, or an automotive collision. The amount of force applied to the tooth, the size of the tooth, and the damage to internal structures will influence the treatment plan advocated at [practice_name].
Even if the initial dental trauma doesn’t cause significant pain, you should still have the tooth examined and repaired to prevent a cavity from developing in the damaged tooth enamel.
If the damage to the tooth enamel is minor, your dentist might be able to treat the tooth with a simple dental filling made from composite resin or metallic amalgam. This often calls for removing a small amount of additional tooth enamel to ensure a strong surface to bond the filling material.
If a significant amount of tooth enamel was lost or otherwise compromised, we might recommend restoring the tooth with a dental crown. This course of treatment will complete replace the tooth’s enamel layer with an alternate dental material.
In an extreme situation where the internal structures of the tooth have been compromised, we might need to perform a root canal. This mode of treatment is designed to excise any traumatized elements of the tooth while creating an abutment capable of securing a dental crown.
If you live in the [city] or Sun City, [state], area and you have a damaged tooth you should call [phone] to seek treatment at the dental offices of [practice_name].