Do you have a worn, broken, or damaged tooth? Have you sustained a dental injury that impacts the look and function of your smile? There are several common reasons why patients can have tooth damage, from an injury, tooth decay, tooth wear from erosion, or TMD. Our dental office can treat patients with tooth damage in Fayetteville, AR. We are dedicated to helping patients restore the feel and look of their natural smile and prevent further health issues.
What To Do If You Break a Tooth
Sometimes, tooth damage sustained by a dental injury is sudden and requires immediate care. Rinse your mouth with warm water if you have just chipped or broken a tooth. Use a clean cloth or gauze to apply gentle pressure to the tooth. Additionally, if a large part of the tooth is missing, you can place it in a bag for transport to our office. Ice your cheek if you experience swelling. You may also take over-the-counter pain medication like ibuprofen.
Our team will examine your damaged tooth and determine if we can adhere the broken tooth fragment back on your tooth. We can also recommend treatment depending on the extent of your dental injury.
Treating Tooth Damage in Fayetteville
Our dental office provides multiple options for damaged teeth, whether they have a small dental injury or large fractures. A dental bonding treatment can help patients with chips or cracks in their tooth enamel. Bonding uses a malleable tooth-colored composite material to cover chips or cracks in teeth. A tooth bonding treatment can cover smaller chips or cracks in the enamel in one or multiple teeth.
Dental veneers are similar to bonding treatment because they can address smaller areas of damage. Veneers require tooth preparation, which means we etch into the tooth enamel. Patients who choose veneers must be committed to treatment because of the preparation process.
Dental crowns are a great option for patients with larger areas of tooth damage. Crowns act as caps to fully cover and protect worn and injured teeth. Receiving crowns can also help patients who experience bite problems because of a damaged tooth or teeth. Crowns add structure to teeth and create a more balanced smile. Like veneers and dental bonding treatment, we can color-macth tooth crowns to blend in with natural teeth.
Address tooth damage at Greenway Dental Care. Call Dr. Richard Keech today at (479) 217-3178. You may also request a dental appointment on our website. If you have any questions about your dental injuries or tooth wear, let Dr. Keech know, and he can help.