There are many ways in which you can protect your teeth. This includes using a quality mouthguard during high-impact sports, wearing an oral appliance for conditions such as TMJ/TMD or bruxism, and avoiding biting and chewing on hard, solid objects. However, damage can still happen, even with a focus on protecting the smile.
While a broken bone can heal with time, a broken tooth is not quite the same. This is when the team at Proffitt Dentistry in Maryville, Tennessee, will often recommend patients consider procedures to repair a cracked or a broken tooth and protect it from further damage–if it doesn’t require extraction.
Broken teeth can become highly problematic if they are not addressed as soon as possible. This is why our team offers solutions for patients facing such issues. A cracked tooth can have sharp edges that can cut the tissues inside the mouth, including the cheeks and tongue. It can also leave a portion of the tooth exposed, which may lead to infection.
When Dr. William Proffitt sees patients with broken, cracked, and chipped teeth, he will evaluate the patient to determine the best solution.
Some of the solutions for damaged teeth include:
Several different issues can arise from a cracked or chipped tooth, so seeking the appropriate care is critical to restoring the smile. We evaluate your condition and recommend the best solution for your immediate needs. We will always suggest the most conservative and cost-effective method for care and will only recommend extraction if it is the last resort.
A cracked tooth will become a serious problem if not addressed immediately. Our team of professionals in the Maryville, Tennessee, area can provide immediate care for individuals faced with damage to their smile.
Call (865) 432-0804 to request an upcoming appointment at our facility, which also serves patients in the surrounding cities of Knoxville, Gatlinburg, Seymour, Tellico, Alcoa, Vonore, Lenoir City, and Madisonville.
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