What Causes Broken Teeth and Tooth Wear
In some instances, an accident or injury can cause a broken tooth. If this is your situation, Dr. Caves can provide emergency dental care to fix the broken tooth quickly.
If you have teeth, crowns or fillings that break repeatedly, you may have an underlying functional problem such as malocclusion or TMJ disorder. Teeth grinding is a common cause for worn or chipped teeth.
Treatment For Worn and Broken Teeth
The first step when solving the problem of worn or broken teeth is a comprehensive evaluation. It is critical to identify the underlying cause for the problem to ensure long lasting results. Your treatment may include one or several procedures to establish a healthy, stable bite and repair cosmetic problems.
Tooth bonding is a quick and affordable treatment for teeth with minor chips, breaks or wear. Dr. Caves can repair the tooth using a tooth-colored resin in a single office visit.
Porcelain veneers can be used to repair chipped, cracked or broken teeth. This type of restoration is bonded to the front of teeth for a undetectable restoration.
Dr. Caves is one of a handful of dentists in Columbus, GA to have CEREC technology for same-day treatment of teeth using dental crowns. Advanced CAD/CAM technology allows Dr. Caves to design, fabricate and place all ceramic crowns in just one visit.