Cracked teeth happen from time to time. Due to this, it is important to know whether or not you need to have them repaired. This repair can help keep the tooth integrity as good as it can possibly be, while also ensuring that the person get the right care needed following the crack, as bacteria can enter into spaces and cause infections to happen.
It is important to speak with our professional dentists should you notice a crack in your tooth. They can examine the crack in the tooth and let you know if you need to have them repaired.
Repairing Cracks in Your Teeth
Cracked teeth do not always need to be repaired. Sometimes they just need to be left alone. This is because the crack might not be deep enough to require attention. When the crack is deeper, it does require a lot of attention in order to be mended and put back together. There is an epoxy mix that is then added to the tooth. Usually this is the same color as the tooth and it helps to hold the tooth together while blocking out bacteria from entering into the gum where the tooth is cracked.
This procedure can help to hold the tooth together so that it does not separate all the way. If it separates all the way it could cause an abscess or worse, you could lose your tooth due to the crack. Speaking with our dentists here can provide you with more information about what you should do.
Call Us to Set Up an Exam
If you have a crack in your tooth, speak with our office today to set up a time to come in and have it examined. Knowing the best course of action to take is best for your teeth and your smile. Our office can help.