Broken Tooth? You Need a Dental Crown

Fresno Dentist Serving Madera, Clovis, Visalia, Tulare & Nearby Areas in California

Thu, 04/28/2016

A broken tooth may seem like a small issue – particularly if it is out of sight – but even a tiny bit of missing enamel can result in serious problems. Broken teeth are more vulnerable to infection and decay, and those teeth that are hard to see are equally hard to clean, making them even more likely to develop serious issues. The best way to prevent unnecessary complications is to seek treatment as soon as a tooth is damaged.

Depending on the location and extent of the damage, Fresno cosmetic dentist Dr. Gregory Miyake will likely recommend a dental crown for the restoration of a broken tooth. The dental crowns offered at our office are made of high quality porcelain and shaped, shaded, and contoured to match adjacent teeth precisely. This enables your dental crown to complement your smile while serving to protect weakened teeth from further damage.

If your break is small and not on a tooth that performs chewing or biting functions, dental bonding may be a suitable alternative to a dental crown. Dental bonding is durable and resilient, but may not be strong enough to restore full function to bicuspids and molars. During your tooth repair consultation Dr. Miyake will discuss all of your options to ensure you are choosing the solution best suited to restore strength and beauty to your smile.

If you have one or more broken teeth and live in the Fresno area, please contact Gregory G. Miyake, DDS online or by calling 559-224-0103 to schedule an appointment today. Our cosmetic dentist serves Clovis, Tulare, and all surrounding areas of California.