Chipped Tooth Repair
As durable as your teeth can be, they are not invincible. Apply enough pressure or a direct impact, and like any brittle substance, they can chip, crack or break. The good news is that most damaged teeth can be repaired and the tooth can be saved with general dentistry. If you live in Atlanta/Vinings, Smyrna/Sandy Springs, Marietta/East Cobb, Cumberland/Windy Hill or the surrounding area, the office of Wayne Suway, DDS, MAGD, D.ABDSM, can repair your damaged teeth and restore your beautiful smile.
A chipped tooth is more than a cosmetic nuisance. Most chipped teeth are not painful, but they still need repair. When a portion of the outer tooth is lost, it not only changes the shape, it exposes the more vulnerable dentin and pulp of the tooth. The enamel is gone, which is the toughest portion of a tooth and the protective layer that keeps bacteria and decay from access to the inner tooth. A small chip can quickly become decayed, turn into an infection or weaken the structure of the tooth, leading to more extensive dental problems.
Most chipped teeth can be repaired in one visit to our office. A filling or dental bonding is most often used to replace the missing tooth material and restore the original shape. This also ensures the inner tooth stays protected from exposure to bacteria that cause decay and infection. Dr. Suway offers white fillings and cosmetic dental bonding that can be color-matched to your tooth. When the repair is finished, your tooth will look restored and blend perfectly in with the rest of your smile. The process for repairing most chipped teeth is quick and painless but essential for protecting your smile and oral health.
Repairs to Cracked or Broken Teeth
Auto accidents, sports injuries and falls are common causes of severe damage to teeth. Even biting down on a hard substance like a popcorn kernel can crack a weakened tooth. Broken or cracked teeth should never be ignored, even if there is no pain associated with the damage. Once the outer enamel is broken, it leaves access for bacteria to enter the softer inner tooth, causing possible decay and infection. A quick repair on a damaged tooth can prevent more serious issues that may require a root canal or even extraction.
Dr. Wayne Suway is an experienced dentist that can perform all types of repairs to cracked, broken and damaged teeth. In most cases, a broken or cracked tooth can be repaired with fillings, onlays, inlays, bonding or a dental crown, all offered at Dr. Suway’s office. He has spent over 30 years caring for the smiles in Atlanta, Vinings and the surrounding communities. Our office is equipped with the most advanced dental technology, including 3D imaging. We can help create beautiful restorative options for broken teeth, matching the shape and color of your tooth perfectly without the need for a physical dental impression.
A broken or cracked tooth should be treated as a dental emergency. At Dr. Suway’s office in Atlanta, we urge you to call us right away if you crack, chip or break a tooth. We offer same day appointments for urgent dental needs and can begin repairing your damaged tooth right away. Our office is warm and inviting, with a relaxing atmosphere to put you at ease during your dental treatment.
Next time you need a chipped, cracked or broken tooth repaired in the Atlanta area, contact us at the office of Dr. Wayne Suway. We welcome new patients and accept most forms of dental insurance for your convenience.