3 Treatment Options That Can Help With A Damaged Tooth

When your Rochester, MN dentist’s office addresses a dental injury, the severity of damage is assessed before the appropriate treatment is recommended. Why does the amount of damage matter? Some patients who come in with visible tooth trauma need help addressing a cosmetic problem with an otherwise healthy tooth. Others who come in with this problem may be at risk for a tooth infection, or their tooth could require structural support to properly bite and chew. Addressing these different levels of damage can call for different types of treatment. While a dental crown is necessary when a tooth is more seriously harmed, superficial damages can be addressed through cosmetic dental work.

1. A Dental Bonding Treatment

A dental bonding treatment can involve the least amount of modification for your tooth. Your dentist will carefully apply a special resin that hides chips, cracks, and other signs of trouble. This can make it possible for you to leave the dentist’s office with your desired improvements after a single appointment.

2. Placing A Veneer To Restore The Tooth

Custom porcelain veneers cover the front of your tooth, and placement can require some work to ensure that it fits naturally over that tooth. The veneers are made from a strong porcelain material that can maintain its appearance and condition effectively for many years.

3. Protecting The Tooth With A Dental Crown

You need to feel confident that your tooth is able to hold up against biting and chewing pressures. The inability to place pressure on it can interfere with your bite function, and you can be vulnerable to further harm. Dental crowns make it possible to restore a tooth, and address trauma, while allowing the tooth to remain in place. Your dentist can provide you with your permanent restoration in a single appointment, thanks to the CEREC technology used to construct crowns.

Calcagno Cosmetic And Family Dentistry Can Help You Properly Restore A Damaged Tooth

At Calcagno Cosmetic and Family Dentistry, you can look forward to modern treatment for a tooth injury. In addition to making sure your tooth is properly protected, our practice can work with you so that you feel confident in your appearance after damage is addressed. To schedule a consultation, please call (507) 281-3659. Dr. Gilly Calcagno and our staff welcome individuals from Rochester, MN, as well as Red Wing, St. Charles, Winona, Farmington, Austin, and all surrounding areas.