What To Do If Your Tooth Changes Color After An Injury

When it comes to dental injuries, you may have to worry about more than just chipping or cracking. Sometimes, a tooth will respond to trauma by producing more dentin, the material below your enamel. If this change occurs, it can have the effect of making your tooth’s color change. Because of this, it can stand apart from its neighbors, and look unhealthy, even if it does not require dental work. This can be an upsetting problem, but it is not something you are helpless against. You can set up a cosmetic consultation with your Rochester, MN dentist’s office, and learn how the right cosmetic dental treatment can hide discoloration after an injury, and restore your appearance!

Studying The Damage Done To Your Tooth

Having a tooth’s health evaluated after a physical injury is important, even if the damage does not seem to be serious. Relatively minor problems can worsen if the damage affects the interior of your tooth, and you may end up needing a root canal because of harm to your pulp. Of course, your dentist is able to discuss more than just restorative care with you. You can make time to learn about your options for cosmetic treatment if the tooth’s appearance has changed after an injury.

The Right Cosmetic Dental Treatment Can Hide Discoloration

Discoloration after an injury is different than discoloration caused by teeth stains, which means treatment can call for something other than a professional teeth whitening treatment. You can cover up discoloration, and make your tooth look more attractive, with a dental bonding procedure. This involves an application of a resin material, which is also used for dental fillings, to the surface of your tooth. You can also hide discoloration with a veneer, which is affixed to the front of your tooth after minor work is performed to make space.

Addressing Oral Health Issues Caused By An Injury

If your tooth needs more than just cosmetic support, your dentist may advise the placement of a dental crown. Our practice uses CEREC technology to offer up one-visit dental crowns. These restorations are convenient, and they are able to look remarkably close to the way your tooth did before your injury, so you can see positive improvements to your appearance.

Calcagno Cosmetic And Family Dentistry Can Help You Restore The Look Of An Injured Tooth

Calcagno Cosmetic And Family Dentistry is proud to offer impressive cosmetic dental services for our patients! After determining your needs over the course of a consultation, we can review the many treatment options we can offer you, and find the right solution to your smile troubles! We can also help you deal with oral health matters, and keep your teeth in top health. To schedule a consultation, please call (507) 281-3659.