Chipped Tooth Repair

Caring for the health of your teeth involves more than just brushing, flossing and routine cleanings/checkups. When a tooth is damaged, it needs immediate repair to protect it from harm. At Curtis Family Dentistry, as a part of our general dentistry services, we offer fast, effective repairs for teeth that are chipped, cracked or broken at our office in Mooresville. In an emergency, we can often see you the same day to complete a tooth repair to give you relief and protect your oral health. Even a small tooth chip can lead to serious dental problems. The enamel that covers your teeth is extremely hard. In fact, it is more durable than bone. However, impact or biting a hard object can chip the enamel under the right circumstances. Once the enamel is compromised, the softer, more vulnerable dentin and pulp underneath can be exposed. This can lead to quick decay and further damage to the tooth. This is why it is crucial to have any tooth injury repaired right away.

Repairs to Cracked or Broken Teeth

Repairing a damaged tooth can usually be performed in one visit to our office. Chips to teeth can be filled or bonded to replace lost enamel. Cracks can also be filled in most cases. If the damage is more severe, like a deep crack or broken tooth, more extensive repairs may be needed. An onlay or inlay can be used to protect the tooth, or a dental crown may be placed to offer complete coverage of the damaged tooth. If you or a family member has a chipped, cracked or broken tooth, do not hesitate to contact our office to schedule a repair. For tooth injuries that are severe or causing pain, we can often see you the same day to repair the tooth and offer you relief. We accept new patients for emergency tooth repairs as well as our existing patients.

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