Teeth damaged by injury, decay, or disease may need to be repaired to avoid their permanent extraction. Dr. Jorge Paez and his dedicated professionals at Nevada Dental Esthetics have various solutions available to patients with broken or susceptible teeth.
Below are just a few of the different ways in which our team can restore and save a damaged tooth:
- Dental crown. A dental crown is one of the most common methods for saving a damaged tooth. A dental crown works to cover the entire visible portion of your tooth with an artificial cap made from either porcelain, metal, or other materials. This procedure can help restore your tooth’s shape and strength while preventing further damage.
- Root canal therapy. Another option is root canal therapy. This procedure removes decay that has gone deep into the nerve chamber of your tooth and replaces it with a restorative material such as gutta percha or composite resin. This can help save your tooth from extraction if only portions of it are badly damaged or decayed.
- Porcelain veneers. When a tooth has a chip or cracks in it and is located near the front of the smile, Dr. Jorge Paez may suggest a porcelain veneer. A veneer is a very thin shell of porcelain that is placed over the front and sides of the tooth to give it a more natural appearance. This can help fix small chips or cracks in your smile while also improving its overall aesthetics.
- Fillings. Dr. Jorge Paez may suggest a dental filling to fill in the damaged areas and restore your tooth’s natural shape and strength for minor cavities. Composite resin fillings are often used for this purpose, as they closely match your existing tooth color and provide long-lasting results.
- Dental bonding. Dental bonding uses an adhesive material to bond composite resin directly onto the surface of your tooth. This technique can be used to repair minor damage from decay or trauma, such as chips, cracks, or discoloration. The material can also be shaped and colored to closely match the rest of your teeth.
With these treatments, you can restore and protect your damaged tooth for years to come! To learn more about which treatment may be best for you, contact Dr. Jorge Paez today to schedule an appointment at Nevada Dental Esthetics. The office is located in Las Vegas, NV, and can be reached at 702-737-3553.