Tooth damage is one of the most common dental concerns that patients visit the dentist to treat. When tooth damage occurs, it is important to visit an experienced dentist right away to minimize your chance of experiencing further tooth damage or infection. If broken teeth are not addressed right away, patients may need to undergo a tooth extraction, root canal, or tooth replacement due to tooth loss.
Baltimore dentist Dr. Byron Desbordes offers a full range of cosmetic and restorative dental services to address damaged teeth. If patients need more extensive treatment, Dr. Desbordes will work with you to develop a personalized treatment plan that addresses all of your needs. If you have a broken tooth, visit our Baltimore, MD dental office for the treatment you need. If you would like to schedule an appointment, call (410) 216-4023 or schedule an appointment online.
Treatment For Chipped Teeth
As noted, visiting the dentist as soon as possible after experiencing tooth damage may offer patients the most conservative and effective dentistry solutions. Dr. Desbordes will examine your teeth to determine which solution is right for you. Your dental treatment will depend on the location, size, and type of tooth damage. Your treatment will also depend on the overall condition of your teeth. If your tooth damage is caused by an underlying dental problem, Dr. Desbordes will address it first before performing any cosmetic dentistry solution. Creating a stable foundation (addressing underlying dental issues) is imperative to the longevity of your cosmetic dentistry treatment.
Depending on your needs, Dr. Desbordes may suggest:
In advanced cases, if the broken tooth exposes a nerve or tooth root, Dr. Desbordes may need to perform a tooth extraction or root canal. A dental crown can be applied to a tooth after a root canal to strengthen the tooth. If tooth extraction is needed, Dr. Desbordes may suggest the use of dental implants, dental bridge, or dentures/partials to restore your smile.