Ignoring A Chipped Or Cracked Tooth Can Lead To Big Trouble
Posted January 3, 2018 by Wager-Evans Dental
A seemingly minor chip or crack in your tooth can turn into a bigger problem that leads to serious oral health troubles, and problems with your smile. Even if you are not experiencing active pain because of superficial damage, it is worth bringing to your dentist’s attention. Your dentist can offer advanced restorative dental work when you have a problem with your tooth. Of course, they won’t be able to help at all if you never bring an issue to their attention. A dental crown can protect a tooth that has suffered damage, and needs support. Minor damages that are treated may be fixable with a dental bonding treatment, which can be completed in a single appointment.
If you have a problem with a chip or crack in a tooth, even if it does not feel painful, you should alert your dentist. Remember, that tooth is designed to hold up against extraordinary forces exerted whenever you bite and chew. Compromising the structure with physical damage can limit its ability to function, and cause problems for you. That pressure can also lead to more serious problems. If you allow a crack to worsen, and leave the interior of your tooth exposed, you could suffer an infection that requires a root canal treatment.
Because your dental crown can be made with modern, esthetically pleasing materials, you will not have to worry about your restoration having a negative effect on your smile. A porcelain crown can be especially attractive, making this material ideal when addressing problems with a more visible tooth. However, you may need something more durable, like metal, if you need to repair one of your back teeth.
If you need to address a chipped or cracked tooth, talk to Wager-Evans Dental. Our office provides excellent restorative dental work, which can lead to valuable support for your tooth, and your smile. If you are looking to treat a superficial degree of damage, cosmetic work can also be provided. Located in Reno, NV, we proudly offer our services to residents from South Meadows, Double Diamond, Caughlin Ranch, Donner Springs, Meadowood, Sommersett, Arrow Creek, and all surrounding areas. To schedule a consultation or your next appointment, contact us today by calling (775) 829-7700.