Many people believe that if they have a minor tooth fracture and they are experiencing no tooth pain, there is no reason to seek immediate treatment. In the case of fractures that affect only the superficial enamel layer of the teeth, there is actually some truth to this idea. However, any time the actual structure of the tooth is compromised to any degree, the problem is bound to become worse eventually. By having a tooth fracture treated through one of several highly effective restorative dentistry procedures in its earliest stages, you can help to prevent a more painful future, not to mention the need for more extensive dental procedures.
Dr. Patrick Tanner offers multiple treatment options for tooth fractures at his South Ogden, UT cosmetic, restorative, and general dentistry practice, South Ogden Smiles. The most suitable treatment option in any particular instance will depend on the type of tooth fracture and the extent to which the tooth has been damaged. Dr. Tanner’s foremost goal will always be to salvage as much of the natural tooth structure as possible. If salvaging the natural tooth is not possible or advisable, he will discuss options for replacing the tooth after it has been extracted with the patient.
Ultimately, patients with tooth fractures emerge from treatment at South Ogden Smiles with their oral health restored and their smiles intact. If you have a tooth fracture, we urge you to schedule your initial consultation with Dr. Tanner today.
First, Dr. Tanner performs a full oral exam to assess the patient’s mouth and assess the extent to which the teeth have been damaged. He then recommends a treatment plan to address the tooth or teeth that have sustained fractures. This treatment plan may include one or more of the following treatments, depending on the number of fractured teeth and the type of fractures:
To learn more about treatment options for tooth fractures, please contact South Ogden Smiles today.
Dr. Tanner's office and staff are the best!!! I’ve been going to him for over ten years and always have been treated with the best care. Even when I had an emergency, they got me right in. His work is exceptional, and pretty much pain free!!