A broken tooth should be cared for as soon as possible. Until you go through with treatment, the tooth will remain in a vulnerable state. Working around your injury will lead to the overuse of your other teeth, it can still lead to the accidental placement of pressure on your injury, and it can cause chronic jaw pain. You also need to be aware that a broken tooth may be at risk for infection until it is treated. At our Rochester, MN dentist’s office, we can make sure your tooth is protected, and that it does not stand out when you smile, by capping it with a same-day dental crown. Crowns provide a defense against further harm and infection, plus they can help you preserve your bite function!
How Much Trouble Can A Broken Tooth Really Cause?
A broken tooth can become a serious problem, and the risks of suffering those problems will grow the longer you wait on treatment. You can suffer pain and sensitivity issues even when you are not using the tooth to bite and chew. If an infection occurs, the tooth can change colors, you can experience swelling of the tissues around the tooth, and bacteria can spread through the tooth and cause trouble in other parts of your body.
Planning The Placement Of Your Same-Day Crown
If your tooth is hurt to the point that restorative dental care is required, we can make plans to restore it with a custom dental crown. The crown will be made in our office with a special milling machine. Before we produce it, we will use digital technology to carefully measure your tooth and design your restoration to be an ideal fit. When in position, the crown can actually imitate the tooth being restored, which means its placement can restore your bite function as well as your appearance!
What Else Can Your Dentist Do To Restore Damaged Teeth?
If a tooth is already showing signs of internal infection or damage, we can provide root canal therapy to restore it and stop bacteria from continuing to spread through it. This will be done before the tooth is permanently restored with a crown. If we find that your tooth’s injury is only superficial, and not something that requires more involved treatment, we can move forward with cosmetic dental work. Cosmetic services are focused on changing a tooth’s appearance, not improving its function, but these services tend to require fewer changes to your tooth structure.
Talk To Our Rochester, MN Dentist’s Office When You Need Treatment For A Broken Tooth
Calcagno Cosmetic And Family Dentistry is prepared to help patients when they experience dental injuries that call for treatment. If you have questions about our services, or if you experience any troubles with your oral health that require our attention, please call our dentist’s office in Rochester, MN at (507) 281-3659.