Chipping or breaking your tooth can cause concern due to the discomfort it can create. It may also be embarrassing, especially if it happens to a tooth within your smile line that people will see. The good news is that you can contact your emergency dentist, and there are multiple possible solutions for your smile, depending on your needs. Here are some treatments your Prairieville dentist may recommend.
Porcelain Crowns or Veneers
Depending on how much of your tooth is broken, a dental crown or veneer may be the appropriate treatment to restore your smile. To protect its integrity, a crown restores the entire tooth fitting over the remaining tooth structure. On the other hand, a veneer is ideal for a chipped tooth as it's a thin sliver of porcelain that fits over your tooth to cover imperfections.
Both restorations are made of porcelain that Dr. Palm customizes to blend flawlessly with your tooth and restore your smile.
Tooth Replacement for Knocked-Out Teeth
If your tooth is broken down to the gumline or knocked out, a tooth replacement may be necessary. Dr. Palm will discuss the options of a dental bridge or dental implant to restore your smile.
- Dental Bridge: A bridge uses crowns as anchors for one or more adjacent prosthetic teeth. The crowns anchor to healthy teeth, and the prosthetic teeth fill in the gaps left by your broken or lost tooth.
- Dental Implant: An implant replaces both your root and your tooth and is the most natural tooth replacement option dentistry offers. You will have all the functions of a natural tooth and the aesthetics you want for your smile.
Call Your Prairieville Dentist Today if You Need a Tooth Repaired
If you have a broken or chipped tooth, don't wait to contact Palm Family Dentistry at (225) 622-2545 for prompt emergency dental care.