The 5 most common tooth repair treatments

patient in the exam chair having plaque removed

Consider yourself eating your favorite candy. In your mouth, you feel something hard and strange that is neither melting nor dissolving. Once you realize it’s a broken tooth piece, you feel sick. Patients often share this story with their dentists when they receive tooth repair treatments.

Your teeth are covered with enamel, which is a mineralized tissue, but it is only so strong. When you fall or bite something hard, your teeth can be damaged, mainly if they are already decayed. When your tooth is chipped or broken, however, you do not need to panic. Several dental treatments are available and can fix your teeth. All you need to do if you find a fracture or broken tooth is to visit your dentist as soon as possible.

Bonding and sealants
Composite resin is used to repair decayed, fractured, chipped, or discolored teeth with dental bonding. Bonding is also useful for closing gaps between teeth. In contrast to veneers, dental bonding is performed in a dentist’s office. To protect teeth from cavities and bacteria, sealants act as a barrier. Sealants are applied to the chewing surfaces or the back of teeth by dentists.

Dental implants and bridges
Bridges and implants are both common tooth replacement treatments. False teeth or bridges are anchored to neighboring teeth by dentists. An anchoring tooth takes the support of the bridge’s two crowns. By contrast, dental implants provide artificial roots for replaced teeth.

You can also correct misaligned teeth with dental braces from your dentist. Braces can also be used to correct bite-related dental problems, such as overbites and underbites. In this way, they exert pressure on your misaligned teeth.
Repairs, fillings, and extractions
Dentists use dental fillings to fix or repair chipped or broken teeth by using restorative materials. For decayed teeth caused by trauma or cavities, a filling is typically a temporary solution. In severe cases, it will be necessary to extract the tooth. In cosmetic surgery, many orthodontists remove permanent teeth.

Root canals
In order to treat abscessed teeth, root canals are often used. It is essential to clean the infected tissue from a cracked, damaged or decayed tooth in order to repair it. After root canal therapy, the dentist fills and seals the open spaces.

Oral cancer screening
Anywhere in the mouth, tongue, and throat can grow oral cells. During a routine dental exam, a dentist looks for lumps or irregular tissue growths in the neck, face, and head. Dentists also check for discoloration in the possible affected area.

Can your dental problem be resolved?
In conclusion, dental restoration methods have solved many dental patients’ problems. Some of the standard tooth repair treatments include dental bonding, root canals, fillings, sealants, and extractions. Any dental injury should be treated by consulting your dentist for professional advice.

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