Unfortunately, people sometimes make the mistake of assuming a chipped tooth is in better shape than it really is. If you are nervous about dental work, if you are not concerned about the effect of damage on your smile, or if you just keep delaying treatment you believe you need, you can put your tooth at risk for further trauma. Because your enamel is already damaged, the overall tooth structure could be weaker than you realize, meaning it could take on further damage. Your Sheridan, WY dentist’s office is ready to restore an injured tooth with a dental crown. Because our crowns are made with CEREC technology, a restoration can be ready in as little as one appointment!
Have Your Dentist Check An Injured Tooth – Even If The Problem Seems Minor
You may be correct in your assumption that a tooth injury is minor, and that dental bonding or porcelain veneers may be all the tooth needs to be effectively restored. With that said, if you trust that everything is fine, you may wind up doing more harm to a tooth. With a dental crown in place, a tooth has more support, so you can continue to bite and chew without issue. You should also remember that restorations can protect teeth that are at risk for infection. Keep in mind that if a tooth’s condition deteriorates too badly, the only option left to you could be to have the tooth extracted, and replaced with a dental prosthetic.
Providing A One-Visit Crown To Promptly Restore An Injured Tooth
Our practice has technology on hand to digitally design your crown, produce it in a milling machine, and place it on your tooth. Because all of these steps can be taken in one location, you can have your restorative work completed in just one office visit! The crowns made with this technology can match the look and color of your teeth, so there are no concerns about a negative impact on the way you look.
Arranging Cosmetic Work To Improve The Appearance Of An Injured Tooth
In cases where minor injuries need to be addressed, your dentist can offer you the option of cosmetic dental treatment. Veneers take up less space on a tooth, and allow you to keep more of your tooth structure. Dental bonding work actually relies on a resin material, and not a restoration, so it can involve even less manipulation of your tooth structure.
Grinnell Street Dental Can Check On The Condition Of Your Injured Tooth
Grinnell Street Dental is prepared to help you deal with a chipped or cracked tooth! Our practice can examine the tooth, let you know how serious the injury is, and talk to you about the right treatment approach. To set an appointment at Grinnell Street Dental, contact our Sheridan, WY, dental office today at (307) 672-7567.