A broken tooth could occur at any moment. One second you could be chewing a hard food, and the next you might feel a sudden pain in your tooth. Upon discovering the source of the pain, you might really start to panic. What should you do? Can the tooth be repaired? Your Milford dentist, Dr. Mitchell I. Quintner answers these questions and more as he discusses caring for and repairing a broken tooth.
A Broken Tooth: Immediate Concerns
Upon finding that you have broken a tooth, your first concern is the immediate risk of infection. When a tooth is broken, it is extremely susceptible to bacteria and infection. Therefore, it is important to rinse your mouth with warm water in an effort to remove some bacteria from your mouth. Next, call your Milford dentist, Dr. Quintner, about your broken tooth.
Repairing a Broken Tooth
A broken tooth lacks both function and esthetic appeal. Thankfully, a dental crown can restore both function and appearance. Yet having a dental crown placed can take many hours and multiple dental visits between impressions, temporary crowns, and waiting for the permanent crown to be created. Or perhaps it would be better to say that it used to take many hours and multiple visits. Your Milford cosmetic dentist, Dr. Quintner offers CEREC crowns that are custom made and placed in a single visit. The process typically takes about two hours and eliminates the need for a temporary crown.
In order to create a CEREC crown, Dr. Quintner will first assess the broken tooth. The assessment used to involve taking impressions of the damaged tooth, but advances in technology have made impressions a rare last resort. Instead, Dr. Quintner will use scans to gather the information necessary for creating your crown. Then your crown will be created on the site and placed for a complete restoration in a single visit.
Visit Your Milford Cosmetic Dentist
Do you have a broken tooth? Your Milford dentist, Dr. Quintner, can repair it with a custom-made crown in a single dental visit. Schedule an appointment today by calling 203-878-6699. We proudly serve the 06460 area and welcome patients from Milford, Orange, Woodmont, West Haven, and all neighboring communities.