While you can be afraid of how a dental injury might affect your oral health, you can also be understandably concerned about what it does to your appearance. Any change to a tooth’s appearance can make it a poor fit for your smile, which can look awkward and asymmetrical after harm occurs. You can be relieved to know that during a dental emergency, our Katy, TX dentist’s office will work to restore your dental health and appearance. Just as we do in other circumstances that require restorative dentistry, we can look into restoring your smile with lifelike appliances. That can mean placing a tooth-colored dental crown on a chipped or cracked tooth, or it can mean doing more involved work to restore an incomplete smile with a lifelike dental prosthetic.
Dental Damage Should Be Taken Seriously
Whether your dental injury seems severe or relatively minor, it should be taken seriously. You may not realize just how severe an injury is until your dentist examines the tooth and provides helpful feedback. Injuries can lead to internal damage or infection, which can make root canal therapy necessary to save the tooth. It is also possible to have an injury that weakens your tooth and makes further damage more likely, which means you will lose more of your enamel permanently.
We Can Address Noticeable Damage From A Dental Injury
An injury can be restored through the placement of a dental crown. With a crown in place, you should feel confident in your ability to bite and chew with your restored tooth. When the injury is in a visible area, a crown made to imitate your tooth structure can be provided. Minor injuries can be treated with cosmetic dental work, which reduces the amount of work needed for your tooth structure.
Can I Have My Smile Restored If My Tooth Is Knocked Out?
Is there still a way for your dentist to save your tooth if it has been knocked out? If you seek treatment in a timely manner and take good care of the tooth, there is a chance that it can be set back in place. Even if there is not a way to save your tooth, we can still plan the placement of a restoration held in position with a dental implant. This can improve your bite function, protects your jawbone, and gives you back a complete, confident smile!
Your Katy, TX Dentist Is Ready To Respond To Your Dental Emergency
Our dentist’s office in Katy, TX is ready to help patients when they are in need of emergency dental services. Our focus will be on fully restoring your oral health, but we can also make the restoration of your smile a priority! If you would like to learn more, please call Lathrop Dental Center in Katy, TX, at 832-437-3849.