Cracked Tooth Repair

Cracked Tooth Repair in Washington, DC

Have you suddenly found a crack in your tooth? You’re not alone. Cracked teeth can happen to anyone, often without any warning. Whether it’s a sudden impact, biting down on something hard, or even age-related weakening, a cracked tooth can range from mildly uncomfortable to extremely painful. Also, it can risk further damage if not addressed promptly.

However small or seemingly insignificant, Dr. Marla Yee will not compromise the integrity of your smile and oral health. At Love Dental Studio, she offers cracked tooth repair in Washington, DC.

Understanding the Importance of Cracked Tooth Repair

Forget the discomfort and restore your confidence. Cracked tooth repair is more than just a dental procedure – it’s a meticulous process designed to alleviate discomfort, prevent infection, restore aesthetics, and improve chewing capabilities. After all, our teeth don’t heal on their own.

The Appointment: Prompt, Personalized, & Effective

At the heart of our cracked tooth repair service is a blend of precision dentistry and advanced materials. You can expect careful examination to assess the extent of the damage. Then, Dr. Yee will develop a personalized treatment plan just for you.

For minimal damage, cracked tooth repair typically involves dental bonding, where a tooth-colored resin is applied to the cracked tooth, restoring both its strength and natural appearance. In some cases, for more severe cracks, a dental crown is recommended to encapsulate and protect your tooth completely.

Types of Dental Cracks

Cracked teeth can present in various forms, each with its implications for dental health and treatment options. Understanding the types of cracks is crucial for proper diagnosis and management, ultimately preserving dental integrity and function.

Craze Lines

Tiny cracks that affect only the outer enamel. These superficial fissures are often harmless and merely cosmetic.

Fractured Cusp

When a piece of a tooth’s chewing surface breaks off, it’s known as a fractured cusp. It usually doesn’t affect the pulp (inside of the tooth) and, as a result, might not cause much pain.

Cracked Tooth

This type of crack extends from the chewing surface vertically toward the root. If the crack extends into the root, it can cause significant pain and lead to infection.

Split Tooth

A split tooth is usually the result of a long-term cracked tooth. It is identified by a crack with distinct segments that can be separated. This type of crack often requires tooth removal.

Vertical Root Fracture

These cracks begin in the root and extend upwards to the chewing surface. They often show minimal symptoms until the surrounding bone and gum become infected.

Intentional Gum Care with Lasting Results

Don’t let bleeding gums, bad breath, or gum disease rob you of your quality of life. Defy the odds with our dedicated dentist by scheduling scaling and root planing in Washington, DC. It’s time to regain your smile, confidence, and the fresh breath you deserve. Your path to renewed oral health begins with a simple step—reaching out to Love Dental Studio for a consultation.

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