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The Top 5 Types of Damaged Teeth: How Our Dental Office Can Help

March 25, 2024

At the office of Dr. Wanda I. Saldaña, we're experts at dealing with dental emergencies, including chipped, fractured, and cracked teeth. We know that accidents happen and sometimes they can cause damage to your teeth. That's why our skilled staff is here to provide you with the care and attention you need to repair your smile.

What Happens When Your Teeth Get Damaged?

Your teeth may be strong, but they're not invincible. They can crack, chip, or fracture due to a variety of reasons like eating hard foods, sustaining an injury to the face or mouth, or even just the natural wear and tear that comes with aging. Unlike your bones, dental enamel cannot repair itself when it gets damaged. That's where we come in. We're here to help you get your smile back on track.

Craze Lines: The Tiny Imperfections You Can Ignore

If you notice tiny cracks on the surface of your teeth, don't worry. These craze lines are common and usually require no treatment at all. They're not deep enough to cause discomfort or pose any risk to your oral health.

Fractured Cusps: When a Piece of Your Tooth Breaks Off

Sometimes, biting down on hard foods can lead to a fracture in the cusp, or chewing surface, of your tooth. This kind of damage may cause some discomfort and may require treatment like a filling or a full coverage crown. If the fracture exposes the nerve inside your tooth, you might also need a root canal procedure.

Cracked Teeth: When Damage Goes Deeper

A cracked tooth can cause significant discomfort and may require treatment like a crown or even a root canal if the nerve is damaged. If left untreated, a cracked tooth can worsen over time and potentially result in losing your tooth.

Split Teeth: When a Crack Divides Your Tooth into Two Segments

Sometimes, a crack in your tooth can split it into two segments. The position and extent of the crack will determine whether any portion of the tooth can be saved. Our dedicated staff will work with you to find the best solution for your unique situation.

Vertical Root Fractures: When Damage Starts at the Root

These fractures begin in the root of the tooth and extend up towards the chewing surface. In most cases, a tooth with a vertical root fracture will require extraction. But don't worry – we'll make sure to discuss all treatment options with you before making any decisions.

How We Can Help Repair Your Damaged Teeth

At our office, we offer a wide range of services designed to help repair and restore damaged teeth. From simple fillings to more complex procedures like crowns and root canals, we've got you covered. Our skilled staff will work with you to find the best solution for your unique dental needs.

Don't Let Damaged Teeth Hold You Back

If you're dealing with a cracked, chipped, or fractured tooth, don't hesitate to give us a call. We understand how important your smile is to you and we'll do everything we can to help restore it. Don't let damaged teeth hold you back – come see us today!