When we injure our teeth, this leads to more than just initial discomfort and negative changes to your smile’s appearance. This damage could also mean a greater risk of tooth decay and even infected teeth! If you’ve broken a tooth, then talk to your Woodland Hills, CA, dentist about possible repair, including lifelike crowns and cosmetic dental bonding!
When you chip or break a tooth, don’t panic. See if you can find and recover any pieces of your tooth. If so, put them in a small container or wrap them in tissue and bring them with you. If this is impossible, then don’t worry, we can still restore your tooth. Contact our office to schedule an appointment so we can see you and repair the damage. In the meantime, you can take a pain reliever, use cloth or gauze to control any bleeding, and reduce swelling by placing a cold compress or ice pack against the side of your face.
Don’t Avoid Treatment!
When we damage our teeth, this compromises the protective layer of outer enamel. Bacteria then have access to the inner sections of dentin, which are much more sensitive. A cavity could then form. Unless treated, a cavity grows and spreads throughout the tooth, leading to a greater risk of infection and in extreme cases, a lost tooth. The warning signs of a cavity include tooth sensitivity and toothaches, so never ignore pain in your smile that doesn’t pass after a day.
How Do We Fix a Tooth?
We will carefully examine your teeth and assess the cause and severity of the damage. For minor cases, we may use cosmetic dental bonding to repair the tooth in a single visit. We also have advanced technology to create and place a custom-made dental crown in a single visit as well. A crown is a great option for addressing more substantial cases of breakage, or correcting a fractured tooth. We take steps to ensure your repair is not only durable and long-lasting, but lifelike as well, blending with your smile seamlessly. If you have any questions about repairing teeth or addressing common dental emergencies, then contact our team today. If you need to come into the office, remember that we follow strict protocols for keeping commonly touched surfaces cleaned and infected to ensure the safety and well being of our patients and team members!
Do You Need Dental Repair?
We want to help you maintain a healthy and whole smile by repairing any damage that appears, whether minor or severe. For more information on our treatment options, please schedule a consultation by calling Woodland Hills Dental Arts in Woodland Hills, CA today at 818-347-5124. We also proudly welcome patients from Encino, Sherman Oaks, and all surrounding communities.