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Phone: (971) 708-1608
2831 SE Cornelius Pass Rd.
Hillsboro OR 97123

Jeff R. Call, DMD, FAGD, FICOI
Dix C. Densley, DDS, FAGD, FICOI

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Repair Options for Cracked Teeth

Posted on 4/20/2017 by Century Dental LLC
A diagram of how a dental crown works.
If you have cracks in your teeth, you may be wondering how you can fix them. Some cracks are merely visual imperfections, but others need a bit more care to remedy. If you aren't sure which type of crack you have, then ask your dentist.

They can take a look and see what can be done to help protect your teeth and keep your mouth fully functional as it was intended to be.

Options When You Have a Crack in Your Tooth

One option when you have a crack in your tooth is to get the crack covered. This is often able to be done with a veneer. It consists of a sheet of porcelain put over your tooth that makes the tooth look like it once did.

Another option that you can try is dental bonding. This is when you have a bonding material painted into the crack and then activated so that it joins with the tooth, effectively bonding itself into the crack. That makes the crack stronger, and gives more integrity to the tooth, allowing it to restore functionality and giving you peace of mind that you can use your tooth normally.

You can also have a crown placed over the tooth if the crack is severe. When you bite and chew with a cracked tooth, the crack tends to grow. If the tooth becomes cracked too much, it will have to be extracted, so a crown can help save a tooth with a big crack in it, as it will cover the entire tooth. A crack in your tooth can be a problem, but it doesn't have to impact your life.

Speak with your dentist today about what can be done to help your teeth feel better, look great, and function as they were meant to. Contact our office today, and make those cracks a thing of the past.

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Jefferson Call, DMD and Dix Densley, DDS believe that the better informed their patients are, the better their decisions about dental care can be. With this blog, they hope to inform and empower our readers in their oral health. - See more
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