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Cracked Tooth Repair

A cracked or damaged tooth can greatly lower confidence. Besides appearances, it exposes your teeth to potential further damage and decay. Fortunately, Bayshore Family Dental has the expertise and care you need to restore your teeth back to a proud, healthy smile.

Do I Need Tooth Repair?

There are more concerns than just appearance with a cracked tooth. A crack can expose your tooth to further tooth decay that could infect the soft pulp underneath the enamel. Left untreated, a cracked tooth could merit a more costly tooth extraction and dental implant to treat.

Sometimes a crack isn’t visually apparent, especially with cracked molars towards the back of the mouth. If you’re noticing these symptoms, schedule an appointment with us to take a closer look:

  • Sudden tooth pain when eating and drinking
  • Increased sensitivity to hot or cold temperatures
  • Swelling near the gumline of a tooth
  • A rough edge that can be felt on a tooth

If the crack is superficial and doesn’t affect your appearance or cause pain, a small hairline crack may be left to remineralize and heal naturally. We still recommend visiting us at Bayshore Family Dental to ensure the crack isn’t deeper than expected to solve any issues early.

What to Expect During Your Cracked Tooth Repair

There isn’t a one-size-fits-all solution to a damaged or cracked tooth. During your visit at Bayshore Family Dental, we’ll take digital x-rays and perform a thorough examination that combines probing tools and imaging to pick the best solution for the health of your teeth. Here are a few of the treatments to restore your smile to its natural beauty.

  • Porcelain Veneers: Best for visible cosmetic cracks, veneers are thin tooth-colored facings that are cemented to the front of a tooth. They restore the appearance while resembling your natural teeth.
  • Dental Crowns: Crowns are durable caps that are placed over a damaged tooth to restore the structure and appearance.
  • Root Canal Therapy: If the crack has allowed decay in the inner pulp of the tooth, root canal therapy removes the bacteria before it can spread into further gum disease or infection.
  • Dental Implants: In cases where the tooth is too damaged or deep, it may need to be removed and replaced using a dental implant. An implant stops an infection from spreading and restores teeth to a natural looking smile.

Restore Your Winning Smile Today

At Bayshore Family Dental in Dunedin, FL, our team offers comprehensive cracked tooth repair services to keep your teeth healthy and strong. If you think you may have a cracked or fractured tooth, visit us for a full consultation to find treatment that fits your needs. Contact us to schedule an appointment or arrange an emergency same-day visit.

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