There are many ways a tooth can be fractured, cracked or broken. Playing sports without a mouthguard, chewing on ice or suffering from a traumatic fall can all cause your teeth to be damaged. Tooth decay can also weaken your enamel, causing them to be more likely to fracture. If you have suffered such damage to your tooth, our experienced dentists will determine which type of Las Vegas cosmetic dentistry will work best to restore it.
Las Vegas Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures
Bonding and White Dental Fillings
Composite bonding and fillings are an effective, noninvasive and affordable way to restore fractured teeth. If you have broken off a small piece of tooth enamel, bonding or a filling should be a sufficient way to repair it. Decay, discoloration, spaced and misshapen teeth can also be repaired with bonding, creating a more even, beautiful smile. Bonding and fillings can be completed in one dental visit.
Dental veneers can also replace fractures, cracks, stains and spaces in between the teeth. Veneers are custom-made tooth-colored porcelain that are bonded to the front of teeth. Porcelain is a very durable material, and veneers can last for up to 30 years. Veneers typically take two-four visits to complete.
If your tooth is severely fractured, you may need a ceramic crown. A crown covers your entire tooth and protects it from heavy biting stress. If you grind your teeth, a crown may be a better option than veneers or bonding.
After a root canal, it is essential to protect your tooth with a permanent ceramic crown. If you have a fracture in your tooth that extends into the pulp, a root canal may be necessary. Crowns and root canals usually take several visits from start to finish.
If your tooth is severely fractured below the gum line, it will need to be extracted. A option to replace this with single tooth dentistry is a dental implant. A dental implant is placed into the jawbone, intergrates with the bone and acts like the tooth root. After healing is complete, the implant is restored with a ceramic crown that looks, feels and functions like a real tooth. With proper care, dental implants can last a lifetime.
Contact Us For Your Las Vegas Cosmetic Dentistry Needs
If you have fractured tooth, it is essential to see a dentist as soon as possible. No matter which type of dental care you need, our compassionate and professional dental team at Desert Breeze Dental is committed to helping your smile return to tip-top shape. To learn more about repairing and improving your smile with Las Vegas cosmetic dentistry, contact us at 702-869-0032 and schedule an appointment today.