It’s not uncommon for something like a blow to the face, a fall or grinding your teeth at night to cause a fracture in the enamel of one or more teeth. Unrepaired fractures invite tooth decay and other complications. If you have one or more fractured teeth you should call us as soon as possible to assess the situation, and schedule an appointment to resolve the problem.
If the fractured tooth also includes pain, it might mean the sensitive pulp or root has been exposed. Significant damage to the deeper layers of the tooth often require a crown or a root canal to fully restore the tooth.
However, if the fracture is limited to the enamel layer it can sometimes be repaired with a traditional filling or a cosmetic bonding procedure. During the procedure your dentist fills the damaged enamel with a special resin that is color matched to your enamel. They will sometimes use special tools to blend the edges of the fracture smoothly.
It’s not uncommon for your dentist to recommend a fluoride treatment to help strengthen the enamel to prevent future tooth decay in the compromised structure.
If you have fractured tooth you should call us immediately at 770-787-6453 to assess the situation and schedule an appointment. We look forward to helping you finding a fast and effective resolution to the problem.