If you have a damaged, cracked or broken tooth, you may feel embarrassed about smiling. The bad tooth may cause you pain and even threaten the integrity of your surrounding teeth. When a tooth is damaged, it is important to seek dental care sooner rather than later.
Let’s look at a few ways your dentist in Katoomba treats a damaged tooth.
Dental Crowns in Katoomba
A dental crown fits over your tooth down to the gumline. It looks like your natural teeth and provides support for your injured tooth. With a dental crown, you can eat, laugh and enjoy your time without worry. The crown itself absorbs much of the impact when you chew, which prevents the damaged tooth from breaking.
Your dentist makes sure your crown fits and functions predictably. We also make sure it matches your natural teeth.
Tooth Extraction and Replacement
Your dentist in Katoomba will always work hard to save a damaged tooth, but sometimes extraction—followed by tooth replacement—is the best course. And we always use a gentle approach when extracting a tooth—ensuring the area is numb before your dentist begins work.
Following extraction and healing, it is essential to replace the lost tooth. Leaving a space promotes “migrating teeth.” This means your teeth begin to shift and move on your gum, which can cause wear and even cavities or future breakage.
Our tooth replacement options include:
- Dental bridges—Fixed prosthetics that close the gap in your smile
- Dentures and partials—Prosthetics that stand in for full or partial tooth loss, respectively
- Dental implants—A replacement root with a prosthetic tooth
If You Have a Damaged Tooth, We Welcome Your Call
Your dentist in Katoomba wants to save your tooth or provide a fantastic alternative. If you would like to arrange a consultation for your damaged tooth, a member of our team would be happy to get you started.