You might be anxious to restore your smile and eliminate this dental problem through some form of cosmetic dentistry, whether you were eating something hard and your tooth cracked, or you woke up one day to a damaged tooth. Luckily, you have many options available to you that can fix your cracked tooth and help you ensure your smile’s health moving forward.
After your tooth cracks, you might wonder if the tooth should be extracted and a dental implant inserted. Or, you might wonder if fixing the tooth is worth it, and instead just settle down for a gap in your mouth. First, saving an existing tooth is always better than removing one, and replacing it with a dental implant.
Second, if you leave a gap in your smile where your cracked tooth once was, you might experience additional dental issues, such as your teeth shifting or problems with your bite.
The Perks of a Dental Crown
Instead of trying to repair or remove a tooth that has been damaged due to external or internal injury, a dental crown is one choice that may be available to you. Dental crowns are, to put it simply, a form of cover or cap that can be attached to the top of a broken tooth to restore its normal appearance, function and shape.
If you need a dental crown we will remove any decay around the tooth and remove the outer portion of the tooth so that the crown fits well. Then we’ll make a tooth impression and place a temporary crown on the broken tooth until the permanent crown is ready. After the permanent crown is ready, we’ll adhere it securely and bind it to the cracked tooth.
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