Have you chipped a tooth? Can you fix a broken tooth? Fortunately, our teeth can be repaired with a number of restorative and cosmetic treatments. At Calcagno Cosmetic and Family Dentistry, we can ensure your tooth once again becomes whole and beautiful. Find out what need to know about restoring damaged teeth.
Addressing a Chipped Tooth
If you chip a tooth, you should first try to find any pieces of your tooth. If you can, bring them with you to the office. A small piece of gauze can be used to control any bleeding and you may need to place a cold compress to the side of your face to reduce swelling. Then please visit our office to discuss your treatment options.
Without treatment, a chipped tooth can often allow bacteria to bypass the enamel and reach the layers of dentin below. There, they can cause tooth decay to form. As a cavity spreads, you may encounter toothaches and tooth sensitivity, as well as an increased risk of dental infection or abscess should the decay reach the inner pulp. To safeguard your smile from decay or in some cases, extraction, you should seek a restorative solution to damaged teeth.
A cost-effective solution that can be completed in a single visit, dental bonding can repair a chipped or broken tooth. We simply apply several layers of composite resin, the same we use for tooth-colored fillings, and cure it with a special light. We can then mold the tooth until it blends with the surrounding smile.
For major damage, whether the result of trauma or tooth decay, you may need more than dental bonding. A dental crown offers a substantial and lifelike restoration. We can use CEREC technology to create and place a crown in just a single visit.
ABOUT YOUR ROCHESTER MN GENERAL DENTISTS:
Calcagno Cosmetic and Family Dentistry offer expert services including dental implants, Six Month Smiles, pediatric dentistry, root canals, and teeth whitening in Rochester MN. To schedule a consultation, please call (507) 218-8936. Dr. Gilly Calcagno and Dr. Kara Heimer welcome and serve patients from Rochester, Red Wing, St. Charles, Winona, Farmington, Austin, and the surrounding communities.