Broken Dental Fillings or Crowns
Unless the problem is causing pain or discomfort, you may not prioritize having your broken dental filling or crown repaired as soon as possible. However, even a little damage, if left untreated, can cause major problems. Anytime a filling or crown has been damaged or compromised, the likelihood of dental decay increases, as the once protected areas of the tooth become exposed to harmful bacteria.
Even if you are not experiencing toothache or irritation, it is important to have the tooth repaired as soon as possible. Cavity-causing bacteria hide and proliferate in tiny cracks and crevices. Neglecting a small problem can lead to a more serious and expensive problem later. The dental professionals at Barrera Advanced Dentistry can restore your tooth to full functionality while making it look beautifully natural.
Broken Dental Filling Repair
Dental fillings are meant to last for years; however, with age and wear, they can crack or break away from the tooth. If the damage is neglected, dental decay can develop and make a small problem worse. Broken dental fillings can also cause tooth sensitivity as the more sensitive parts of the tooth become exposed to temperature changes with foods and beverages. Sugary substances may also cause tooth pain. Prompt care can prevent any further damage and restore the appearance and function of your tooth.
Broken Crown Repair
The dental crown provides protection, strength and stability for the tooth it covers. If the crown should become damaged, the tooth beneath also may be compromised. Harmful bacteria can reach the tooth structure through the breach in the crown, and dental decay can develop. If it is not treated, the tooth could eventually be lost. At Barrera Advanced Dentistry, we repair broken crowns so your tooth can remain protected.
A dental crown is an investment in your oral health. When a crown breaks or is damaged, making repairs as soon as possible will help prevent you from losing that investment and compromising your oral health. If you suspect you have a crown that has been broken, contact Barrera Advanced Dentistry, and we will repair it. Call us today to schedule your appointment.