Three Possible Ways to Fix a Broken Tooth for a Natural Look
Just about everyone deals with a broken tooth at one point or another.
The third leading cause of tooth loss has been described as an ‘epidemic,’ because cracked teeth have become so common in recent years. It’s been suggested that certain lifestyle factors such as grinding or clenching are causes of the surge. But when you’ve got a broken tooth, stats and figures fade away – especially if it hurts or looks unattractive.
The good news is, cosmetic dentistry can get to the root of the problem and fix your broken tooth in no time at all. There are three different natural looking techniques to repair a broken tooth:
1. Composite Resins
The simplest method to correct a broken tooth, dental bonding with composite resin, is particularly effective when the damage is small-to-moderate. The tooth-colored material bonds with the existing tooth structure to create solid, natural-looking repairs.
2. Porcelain Veneers
Porcelain veneers can not only repair cracked or broken teeth, but they can dramatically transform an entire smile. Veneers are ideal if you are looking to fix more than one tooth or correcting several teeth.
The super durable porcelain bonds directly to the surface of your teeth to eliminate imperfections and correct gaps or cracks. The entire procedure is both aesthetically pleasing and minimally-invasive.
3. CEREC Crowns
Sometimes, the tooth damage is so severe that composite resins or placement of veneers cannot repair it. A CEREC crown completely covers a severely damaged tooth to bring back its functionality and appearance.
With revolutionary CEREC technology, all the work to get your crown placed is done in a single visit. This process includes prepping original teeth, producing CEREC crowns, and bonding the crown to the surface of your old tooth – all done in one sitting.
If you have a broken tooth, consider seeking an experienced cosmetic dentist to perform the repair. While general dentistry often focuses on the mechanics, cosmetic dentistry here at our practice combines the creation of a beautiful smile with a long-lasting repair.
Whether your tooth needs repairing or you would simply like to learn more about our Atlanta cosmetic dentistry treatment options, Dr. Patel and his skilled dental team can help.
To learn more about your options, schedule a consultation with us today. We’ll be happy to answer any questions you have about our restorative, cosmetic dentistry procedures.
Blog originally published January 2, 2017 — updated March 23, 2021.
Dr. Patel not only offers continually current state-of-the-art treatment options to all his patients here in Georgia, but he also stays connected to giving back and serving patients around the world with needs for dental care. He annually travels to foreign countries to provide dental services to children, elderly, and every age in-between in parts of the world where these services are not available to people that live there, through the highly respectable Flying Doctors of America program, of which Dr. Patel is a member of the board. Dr. Patel and his staff are consistently improving and implementing the newest technologies through the top seminars across the country. He is also a graduate of the Hornbrook Advanced Cosmetic Dentistry Continuum, which only about 5 percent of dentists worldwide have completed.