If your tooth is broken, treatment with a dental crown can restore it so that the injury does not affect your smile or oral health. At our Katy, TX dentist’s office, we are prepared to treat dental injuries fully, and we are also ready to treat them on short notice! If you need treatment for a broken tooth, or if a loved one is in need of help, we are ready to provide emergency dental care. At an emergency appointment, we will examine the tooth, provide the necessary restorative dental work, and care for the tooth. If it is visible when you smile, we can make sure that the tooth being cared for is given a restoration that matches your tooth structure.
How Crowns Protect Teeth After Injuries Occur
Dental crowns do more than just protect a tooth from experiencing further harm. The materials used to craft these restorations is strong enough to support pressure created by biting and chewing. That means you can return to a natural bite function, which is important for preventing issues with TMJ disorder. Because materials like porcelain and zirconia are available for the production of custom dental crowns, your restoration is also able to restore your smile by mimicking your healthy enamel.
Fully Restoring Your Injured Tooth
When a tooth breaks, it is vulnerable to internal damage and infection. Treating these problems will be important – without the right care, a tooth’s health will continue to deteriorate until it must be extracted. Before providing you with a dental crown, we can perform root canal therapy to remove bacteria and damaged tissues.
A Broken Tooth May Need To Be Removed And Replaced
Severe injuries can be serious enough to make tooth extraction necessary even if you are able to see your dentist on short notice. These injuries should be taken seriously – if an unhealthy tooth remains in place, bacteria can move through its roots in time and cause new problems with infection. The injured tooth can also hinder your ability to bite and chew. Once a tooth is safely extracted, we can restore your complete smile with a dental implant-held restoration. Restorations that have implant support will allow you to bite and chew without difficulty while also preserving your smile.
Your Katy, TX Dentist’s Office Can Restore Your Broken Tooth
At our dental office in Katy, TX, patients who experience dental injuries will have access to treatment on short notice. During an emergency appointment, we can find the right approach to fully restoring your tooth so that your smile and bite function are not changed. To find out more about our emergency services, or to discuss routine care, please call Lathrop Dental Center in Katy, TX, today at 832-437-3849.