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Treatments for Tooth Cracks or Fractures

Tooth Cracks or Fractures Jefferson City

The teeth may develop cracks or fractures for many reasons, like tooth decay, dental injury, or chronic teeth grinding. Regardless of the cause, it is important to seek treatment for dental cracks or fractures as soon as they develop to prevent further, more costly damage. General dentistry treatments can help keep your smile healthy in the face of dental damage. To discuss which treatments are right for you, we invite you to schedule a consultation with Jefferson City dentist Talva Grundstrom Joost.


Restorative Treatments for Cracked or Fractured Teeth

If left untreated, cracks or fracture within the teeth can lead to tooth decay, painful root canal infections, and even tooth loss. Fortunately, there are many treatments to treat cracked or fractured teeth while also restoring the appearance of damaged teeth. Some popular treatments for cracked or fractured teeth include:

  • Porcelain dental crowns: Porcelain dental crowns are tooth-shaped restorations that completely cover a damaged tooth, making them a great option for those with severe dental fractures or cracks.
  • Onlays: Onlays are sometimes called partial crowns. They are used to repair large portions of a damaged tooth. Onlays are best for situations in which damage is moderate but not severe enough to require a full dental crown.
  • Porcelain veneers: Minor cracks or fractures can be treated with porcelain veneers. Porcelain veneers are wafer-thin, tooth-shaped restorations used to cover the outer surface of the front facing teeth.
  • Dental bonding: Dental bonding is similar to porcelain veneers treatment, used to repair minor cracks and fractures in the front facing teeth. Dental bonding is performed by molding a putty-like resin directly to the teeth to repair minor damage and restore appearance.
  • Dental Implants: In severe cases, dental cracks and fractures may lead to tooth loss, or the damage may be so severe that the tooth needs to be extracted. Dental implants offer a permanent solution to replacing missing teeth. They can be paired with dental crowns to restore individual teeth or with implant-supported dentures or dental bridges to replace multiple teeth.

The Importance of Treating Cracks and Fractures

What may start as a small crack or fracture in an otherwise healthy tooth can lead to major dental damage. Cracks and fractures allow bacteria to access the inner structures of the teeth, leading to infection and rapid decay. If left untreated, damage may become so severe as to require tooth extraction. Treating dental cracks and fractures helps keep the smile healthy and offers such benefits as:

  • Improves oral health
  • Prevents further dental damage
  • Saves damaged teeth from loss
  • Improves dental function
  • Improves aesthetics

Find Out Which Treatments Are Right for You

Untreated cracks and fractures can lead to impaired dental function, making daily functions like eating and talking difficult. Don't let dental damage go untreated. There are a wide variety of dental treatments available to restore your smile. To find out which treatments are best suited to your needs, we welcome you to schedule a consultation with Dr. Grundstrom today.



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2022 William Street,
Jefferson City,
Missouri  65109  USA

573-634-4414

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