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Can You Save A Damaged Tooth?


Posted on 4/24/2023 by Singing River Dentistry Midtown
Can You Save A Damaged Tooth?Teeth are the pillar of a sparkling smile. When they suffer some damage, your smile will fade. Many people opt for an extraction if they have a damaged tooth. However, you can save your damaged tooth without having it removed. Visiting a dentist is essential to help them determine the best way to handle the issue. The dentist will assess the cause of the damage and apply the available options for saving your teeth. Find out some of the options available for keeping damaged teeth below.

Root Canal Therapy


Dentists can save damaged teeth by recommending a root canal procedure. This option is essential when tooth damage is due to decay and lifestyle habits. Such aspects can lead to an infection that threatens tooth loss. A dentist will perform a root canal to remove the pulp and clean the tooth before filling it with a crown. This will restore the structure and strengthen your teeth.

Dental Bonding


Sometimes, your tooth damage might be due to cracking or chipping. Maybe you are a player and suffered an accident that caused some oral injuries. You do not have to live with a chipped tooth. A dentist can perform a dental bonding procedure to correct the damaged tooth. The dentist will use a composite resin to fill the chips and gaps in the tooth. They will also shape it back to its original appearance. This gives your damaged tooth a natural look.

Crowning


Crowning is another option for saving a damaged tooth. The procedure involves the placement of dental crowns on the damaged teeth to cover, protect and restore their shape. It is an excellent option when bonding and filling do not resolve the problem. You can choose the crown you want the dentist to place on your teeth. They range from metal, porcelain, resin, or ceramic. The dentist will determine whether crowning is the best option after performing an x-ray. In case you want to save a damaged tooth, consider seeking professional help. Our dental team is eager to assist you in fixing damaged teeth issues and restoring your smile.
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