Addressing Problems With An Injured Tooth

By protecting yourself against cavities, you can reduce your risk for any problems that require restorative treatment from your Ankeny, IA dentist. With that said, there are circumstances that can call for treatment even if you do avoid dental decay. Unfortunately, accidents can happen, and a person who had a healthy smile can wind up in the dentist’s chair because their enamel is chipped, cracked, or broken due to an injury. Our practice is prepared to help in these situations. When it is appropriate to do so, we can offer support through conservative cosmetic dental work. However, if it is necessary to provide more support than this for a tooth injury, we can offer it in the form of a durable custom dental crown.

Reacting To A Dental Injury

It is important that you take a dental injury seriously, even if you feel that the problem is not severe. You may not realize just how vulnerable your tooth is after damage occurs, which means you can wind up experiencing more harm to the structure before you finally schedule treatment. You also need to worry about the effect that this has on your ability to comfortably bite and chew, and what your risk for infection might be. The sooner you bring yourself to the dentist’s office to discuss treatment, the less likely you are to deal with difficult complications.

Planning Restorative Treatment To Restore Enamel Damage

For problems that are serious enough to require restorative dental treatment, we can provide custom dental crowns that protect teeth and offer functional support. After an injury, this kind of restoration can ensure that you have no issues biting and chewing, it can prevent further damage to your enamel, and it can keep an infection or further damage from occurring. We offer different types of crowns, including materials that are able to imitate healthy tooth structure and preserve the way you look.

Improving Your Smile Through Cosmetic Treatment

In the event that you have a less serious injury to address, we can offer options for cosmetic dental work. Your options include tooth bonding and contouring treatment, services that hide flaws without the placement of permanent restorations. We can also provide a porcelain veneer, a thin shell that covers the front of your tooth but not the surrounding structure, making it more conservative than treatment with a crown.

Talk To Your Ankeny, IA Dentist About Treating Your Injured Tooth

Through the treatment of your injured tooth, we can restore your smile, ensure that you have the bite support you need, and prevent complications that might occur after damage occurs. If you would like to find out more, or if you have any other concerns about your smile we can address, please contact Dental Impressions at (515) 965-0230 to schedule a visit.