Restore Broken or Missing Teeth
Patients come in to our office every day with cracked and broken teeth. In some cases where we have to remove them, a super easy, same-day replacement for those teeth would be through a dental bridge. We remove the tooth that is broken. We can do crowns on teeth on either side, and we can make a temporary bridge for them to walk out the door right that day. They can have a replacement. The infection or broken tooth can be removed, and everything can be moving along for them to get back to normal how they were.
In terms of the crowns, a lot of people have had a sore fillings at some point in their lives. And, the main reason that we don’t typically place those here because a lot of those teeth tend to crack over time. And when they do crack, we typically recommend a crown. Teeth throughout the lifetime of a person, they start with a little filling, and every time you have to redo something in dentistry it gets a little bit bigger.
And, normally once we’ve gotten to a filling that’s covering 50, 60% of the top part of a tooth, and maybe it’s a big silver filling and we can see that the margin between the tooth and the filling is open, or the enamel is cracking, or part of the tooth chipped off, or part of the filling chipped off. Crowns are always the option that we’re gonna recommend that’s gonna basically cap that entire tooth and just hold everything together. It’s gonna hold the pieces of natural tooth that are still left, the large filling and just keep it all on one spot. So that when you’re chewing and eating and going about your normal life, that tooth is not at risk of fracturing again or running into the same problem.