How to save a cracked tooth

Accidents happen. This is especially true when it come to the smile. If you have experienced a cracked or chipped tooth, do not panic! Drs. Stanley Hirst and Bethany Jensen of Broadway Family Dentistry in Minot, ND can assist. Their practice is equipped with solutions for a wide range of dental concerns, including the restoration of broken teeth.

What to do about a cracked tooth

There are many reasons why a patient might experience a cracked tooth. They may have experienced trauma to the mouth during high-impact sports due to not wearing a mouthguard. Maybe the individual was chewing on a hard object such as ice or candy that has caused the cracked. In some situations, patients who have bruxism, which causes clenching and grinding, may also experience damage to the natural tooth. Regardless of how the tooth was impacted, it is important that patients book a consultation visit with a dentist to discuss their dental emergency. Drs. Stanley Hirst and Bethany Jensen are dentists at Broadways Family Dentistry that can help you when problems arise.

What restorations are used for repairing a cracked or broken tooth?

There are many ways in which a dentist might restore a smile that has been impacted by damage. The severity of the damage will determine which solution is chosen. Some options may include:

  • Composite resin bonding (or “dental bonding”)
  • Dental veneers, often made of composite or porcelain
  • Dental crowns

When a tooth has been damaged, the dentist will do a series of diagnostic tests to determine how the crack affects the tooth, and then make an educated decision in repairing it accordingly.

Are you interested in care for a cracked or broken tooth?

Calling a dentist is the first step in taking care of your damaged tooth. At Broadway Family Dentistry, we are committed to providing the care needed to restore the tooth and help patients regain the confidence they have in their smiles! Call (701) 839-1299 to request an appointment at the office, located at 1839 South Broadway Street. We are open to new patients and families in the community of Minot, ND and beyond!

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