Chipped, cracked, fractured, worn, and otherwise broken or damaged teeth greatly impact the appearance and comfort of your smile. Living with damaged teeth can impact your oral health and confidence in your smile. We are your dentist in Rockland County, NY, here to help you repair your smile and preserve your oral health.
Problems With Broken and Worn Teeth
You can experience multiple dental problems over time if you have damaged teeth. Chips and cracks may be prone to damage from your natural bite. Biting and chewing can potentially damage these teeth further, so it is important to receive professional care as soon as you damage a tooth.
Many patients with tooth wear or damaged teeth are at risk of developing TMJ disorders. Tooth damage and an uneven bite can contribute to temporomandibular joint disorders by creating an imbalanced bite. Imbalanced bites can place pressure on the jaw joints and different teeth more than others. Over time, patients with TMD can experience uneven tooth wear, pain eating hard or crunchy foods, jaw popping, teeth grinding, and other issues that can permanently damage the TMJ.
Harmful bacteria can also enter a crack or chip in a tooth, leading to tooth decay. Tooth decay that enters a tooth affects the cells, blood vessels, and nerves that keep teeth alive. We may require a root canal or extraction if patients have severely damaged and infected teeth. It is essential to receive an examination if you have one or more damaged teeth to prevent these additional problems.
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Tooth Repair From Your Dentist in Rockland County, NY
There are multiple treatments we offer in our office that can repair your smile:
- Porcelain Veneers: Veneers are thin, shell-like cosmetic treatments that cover one or more teeth in the smile line. Dental veneers are best for patients who have cosmetic problems in the front of their mouth.
- Tooth Bonding: Dental bonding treatment uses malleable, tooth-colored materials to cover chips, cracks, and other damage in one or more teeth.
- Dental Crowns: Crowns act like caps to fully cover and protect teeth. While some crowns are made of durable metal materials, porcelain can provide durability and blend in with the shade of adjacent teeth for a natural look. We often recommend dental crowns for patients with more extensive damage, especially in the molars in the back of the mouth.
- Inlays and Onlays: Also known as partial crowns, inlays and onlays can cover damage on the tooth’s chewing surface. Inlays can cover within a tooth cusp, and onlays can fully cover the chewing surface of the tooth and sides. Like crowns or veneers, inlays and onlays are separate pieces cemented to teeth.
If you have broken or damaged teeth and want a more balanced smile, please call Cosmetic Dentistry Associates at (845) 241-0656. You may also request a dental appointment with us online.