Having a broken tooth is a cause for concern in many ways! First, depending on the severity of the fracture, your tooth may become sensitive or begin causing you discomfort. Next, depending on the location of the tooth in your mouth, it may affect the appearance of your smile.
Whether your tooth is chipped or broken, it is crucial to seek treatment to prevent further damage to your smile. Contact your dental team at (703) 273-1033 to schedule an appointment to repair your broken tooth in Fairfax, VA.
Tooth Repair Options
The first step is for your dentist to assess your broken tooth. If it's a small fracture or chip you're dealing with, a dental filling may be able to repair it successfully. Composite resin material blends with the natural shade of your tooth and repairs small chips or fractures.
If the damage to your tooth is more substantial, a dental crown may be necessary to restore it to health. A crown mimics the natural shape and shade of your tooth with a porcelain replica that fits over the remaining tooth structure. A ceramic, porcelain crown gives you strength, durability, and the aesthetics you want for your smile.
If you've fractured your tooth into its nerve, you may be feeling some discomfort. An infection can develop in this situation and may require root canal treatment to eliminate the infection and preserve your natural tooth. Your dentist may recommend a crown to build your tooth back up after root canal treatment.
We're Here When You Need Us Most
In many cases, a broken tooth is an emergency, and you need relief fast. Dr. Cerina Fairfax and her team are here to provide support and same-day treatment when possible for tooth emergencies. Please call us right away if you have a broken tooth or another dental emergency that needs attention.