Patients in Woodstock ask, "Can a crown repair a cracked tooth?"
A cracked tooth can cause a person to panic. Fortunately, there is no need to fret. The caring and gentle team at 32 Dental treats dental emergencies promptly. Dentists Drs. Lan Vo and Sean Breckley and their team can restore health to the smile with various treatments. Many patients in Woodstock and the surrounding areas will ask, "Can a crown repair a cracked tooth?" Our answer is yes, when necessary. We prefer the most conservative treatments, keeping the tooth intact as much as possible. Dental bonding and dental veneers are also treatments we offer to restore a cracked tooth.
Cracking a tooth
There are several causes of cracked teeth including crunching ice or hard candy, falling off a bicycle, or suffering a blow to the face. The tooth is more susceptible to cracking if it is decayed. Regardless of the reason your tooth may be cracked, we recommend placing an ice pack on your cheek to reduce any swelling.
Treatment for a cracked tooth
We can place composite resin on the affected tooth to repair minor cracks. After the material hardens, the result is natural looking. We also can place a veneer on the tooth, which is a wafer thin shell made of porcelain. The veneer is strong, stain resistant, durable, and blends beautifully with the smile. When there is more severe damage, we may recommend a dental crown. We place this cap onto the tooth to protect and strengthen it. Like a veneer, the crown can be made of natural looking porcelain. We can provide other materials such as gold for the anterior teeth, which are used for mastication.
Visiting the dentist
If you have cracked your tooth, call our team at (770) 423-1132. We will respond promptly to ensure you can see one of our dentists soonest. At your appointment, the dentist will examine the extent of tooth damage. X-rays may be taken to examine the jawbone and soft tissues. The dentist will form a plan that will include your diagnosis and recommended treatment. Rest assured you would be placed on a path toward a healthier smile.
About Dr. Sean Breckley
A graduate from the Temple University School of Dentistry and Susquehanna University, Dr. Sean Breckley is an established professional in the field of dentistry. He is a firm believer of contributing to the community and ensuring his patients receive the best possible dental care. Whilst maintaining his professionalism, Dr. Breckley takes time to get to know his patients and make sure they are comfortable and at ease to avoid any unnecessary dental anxiety and stress. He is presently a member of the American Dental Association, Georgia Dental Association, Northwest District Dental Society, and a graduate of the Mercer Mastery Program.
About Dr. Lan Vo
A graduate from the University of California-Irvine and Temple University School of Dentistry, Dr. Lan Vo is a highly skilled and resourceful dentist in the field of professional dentistry. She is an active member of the American Dental Association, Georgia Dental Association, Northwest District Dental Society, American Academy of Implant Dentistry, and a graduate of the Mercer Mastery Program whilst maintaining a certification with the American Academy of Facial Esthetics. Dr. Vo is very people-oriented and is a favorite amongst children and commands a great deal of trust amongst anyone who has had the fortune of being treated by her.