June 6, 2017/ Dr. Neal/ 0
Broken tooth repair will depend on how severely it is damaged and you will need to see your dentist for an assessment on what type of repair is needed. Your teeth are extremely strong, able to withstand the pressures of biting and chewing every day. However, even if you take precautions, you may not always be able to prevent damage. Luckily, there are several options for broken tooth repair in Newmarket.
The simplest way to repair a broken tooth is with dental bonding, a solution that can last up to 10 years. This is an ideal option for minor chips and cracks. Preparation for dental bonding involves making the surface of the tooth rough and applying conditioning liquid. Then, your dentist will apply the dental bonding in putty form, mold it into shape, and cure it with an ultraviolet light. The procedure is painless and there is no need for anesthesia.
For slightly more serious damage, a veneer is a better choice. A shell made from porcelain, it covers the entire front of a tooth, resulting in a realistic appearance. Highly durable, it can last up to 30 years, although if you grind your teeth, it may suffer damage — in such cases, it is better to opt for a different type of restoration.
Your dentist will need to remove some of your tooth to maintain the right thickness. Then, he or she will make an impression and send it to the dental lab. While you wait for your permanent solution, you will receive a temporary veneer. You will return to the clinic when your veneer is ready for bonding.
To repair large chips, a crown is a good option. It restores a tooth to its former strength and prevents tooth loss. To receive a crown, you will need anesthesia to avoid discomfort during the procedure. Just like veneers, your dentist will remove some of your tooth, make an impression and send it to the lab, and provide you with a temporary restoration before you return for your permanent crown.