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What We Can Do When You Have a Cracked Tooth

Posted on 10/11/2021 by Clackamas Oral Surgery Office
What We Can Do When You Have a Cracked ToothA cracked tooth could result from grinding your teeth at night, chewing on hard foods, or even due to age. Having a cracked tooth is a common condition, and there are several remedies to help fix it. When you come to our offices with a cracked tooth, we will provide several options that can fix the problem. Some of them include dental crowns, bonding, and root canal.

Dental Crowns

A dental crown is a prosthetic appliance made of ceramic or porcelain. Crowns are fitted over the damaged tooth to help restore its functionality. To fit a dental crown, our professionals will smoothen the enamel to create room for the crown. Then, they will make an impression of your tooth and identity colors that match your teeth. They will then send the impression to the dental lab to make the crown. It might take a few days or weeks to get your dental crown. When it is ready, our professionals will fit and cement it over the cracked tooth.


This is another option we offer for a cracked tooth. In dental bonding, we use a plastic resin to fill the crack. This helps restore its functionality and appearance. Dental bonding is a straightforward procedure that will not take long. It is highly recommended, especially for smaller cracks that are too small for dental crowns.

Root Canal

When you have sustained a large dental crack that extends into the pulp, we always recommend a root canal procedure. This procedure helps remove damaged pulps and restore your tooth's functioning. A root canal procedure also helps protect against further infections like cavities and tooth decay. It does so by getting rid of any bacteria in the pulp of your tooth. Contact our offices for more information on cracked tooth remedies.
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