How to Treat Damaged Teeth

Have you just chipped or broken a tooth? Do you have worn molars that make it hard for you to eat comfortably? If you have extensive tooth damage, we will often recommend dental crown treatment in Cadillac, MI.

Our office also provides porcelain veneers and dental bonding treatment for smaller areas of damage.

Tooth damage can not only affect the smile’s aesthetics but can also create discomfort and pain. Already damaged teeth can sustain additional injuries.

Damaged teeth may also wear down, exposing the inner tooth to harmful bacteria. Fixing tooth damage with a cosmetic or restorative dental treatment renews the smile’s appearance and strengthens underlying teeth.

We recommend that patients contact our office if they have a dental injury so we can provide prompt care. 

Dental Crown in Cadillac MI

Benefits of Dental Crown Treatment in Cadillac, MI

Dental crowns are caps that fully cover and protect damaged teeth. Crowns can treat:

  • Worn tooth enamel
  • Weakened teeth
  • Broken, fractured teeth
  • Teeth with large fillings

Advantages of dental crown treatment include: 

  • Custom restorations
  • Long-lasting results
  • Natural-looking teeth

During dental crown treatment, we prepare the teeth to ensure that the crowns fit correctly and feel comfortable. We take intraoral scans and use computer software to ensure that the crowns are customized to each patient.

Crowns use tooth-colored materials that blend in with adjacent teeth. Inlays and onlays, known as partial crowns, can cover the top of a tooth or the chewing surface within the tooth cusps. Also known as partial crowns, inlays and onlays are separate pieces that bond to each tooth.

Addressing Tooth Chips and Cracks

We offer dental veneers and dental bonding treatment for patients requiring more minimal dental injury treatment. Both porcelain veneers and tooth bonding can cover tooth damage but offer different treatment methods.

Veneers are shell-like treatments that cover one or all teeth in the smile line. We also color-match dental veneers to brighten the smile or blend in with adjacent teeth.

Tooth bonding treatment uses a plastic, tooth-colored resin that covers chips, cracks, fractures, and other breaks in the enamel.

Bonding treatment adds structure to teeth and seamlessly transitions from the natural tooth to the bonding material. We also ensure that the bonding material is the correct color before we use a curing light to harden the resin.

Do you want to treat your damaged or injured teeth? Schedule a dental appointment with Dr. Sheryle Jenicke online or call Brilliant Smiles Family Dentistry today at 231-389-6388.

Dr. Jenicke and her team will help you find the proper treatment for your smile. Feel free to ask her questions about your treatment options at your next visit.