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KANATA, ON, April 18, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Broken teeth are a common cosmetic dental problem. However, a broken tooth will not only distract from the appearance of your smile, it can result in pain, bite difficulties, gum disease, bone infections, and even the eventual loss of the tooth.
While not generally considered a dental emergency, you will want to have your broken tooth examined by an experienced dentist as soon as possible. Your dentist will be able to determine the most effective way to address the broken tooth and restore strength and beauty to your smile.
How Teeth Break
Teeth can become broken through trauma such as blunt force, or when chips and cracks are left untreated. However, metal fillings are a leading cause of broken teeth as well. Metal fillings expand and contract with heat fluctuations in your mouth. This, in turn, places large amounts of pressure on the structure of your tooth. Particularly if you have large fillings, this constant change in size can first crack, then break your tooth.
If you have metal fillings, you may wish to consider having them removed and replaced with tooth colored fillings. Toot colored fillings are not only stronger, they are not impacted by heat fluctuations and will therefore not impact the structural integrity of your teeth.
Ways to Fix Broken Teeth
There are a number of general and cosmetic dentistry options your dentist may offer to fix broken teeth. These include:
- Dental bonding
- Dental crowns
- Porcelain veneers
The technique best suited to address your specific problems will be determined by your dentist. Make sure you are working with a dentist who offers a wide range of treatment options and can tailor your treatment to provide you with the most pleasing solution.
For more information on fixing broken teeth in or around Kanata, Ontario, please visit the website of Dentistry at Main today at www.dentistryatmain.com.
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