Does A Chipped Or Cracked Tooth Need Restorative Care?

A chip or crack in a tooth can be frustrating, and you may be worried about how your smile is affected. If you suffer dental damage, you may be worried that the treatment process will be an involved one. Will you need to have a dental restoration made for your tooth? The appropriate treatment method will depend on the severity of damage. Your dentist may be able to approve cosmetic dental treatment to address the matter. However, if you are not able to use the injured tooth effectively for biting and chewing tasks, it can take a dental crown to properly address the matter.

Evaluating A Damaged Tooth To Determine The Appropriate Treatment

When you go in for an evaluation, your dentist will review your chipped or cracked tooth, to make the appropriate determination for how to treat it. Your dental function will be a major concern. If your tooth is weakened by damage, or if you are exposed to a risk of infection, the best solution can be the placement of a dental crown. Cosmetic treatment can be recommended if it is determined that there is no need to address the tooth’s function.

You Can Have A Damaged Tooth Restored In Less Time Than You Expect

You can be happy to learn that your chipped or cracked tooth can be fixed in less time than you might expect. If you are looking at a cosmetic solution, a dental bonding treatment can be completed within a single visit. This will involve the application of a resin material that leaves your tooth looking attractive, natural, and flawless. If you need to have a dental crown placed, a CEREC restoration can be made in the course of one appointment. Your dentist has all the necessary tools to design, make, and place the crown, so that you are not left dependent on a temporary crown while you wait for your permanent restoration.

Talk To Calcagno Cosmetic And Family Dentistry About Addressing A Chipped Or Cracked Tooth

At Calcagno Cosmetic and Family Dentistry, our office can help you enjoy the most effective treatment for a chipped or cracked tooth. To schedule a consultation, please call (507) 281-3659. Dr. Gilly Calcagno and our staff welcome and serve families from Rochester, MN, as well as those in Red Wing, St. Charles, Winona, Farmington, Austin, and all surrounding communities.