In the event of accidental dental trauma, where damage is caused to one or more teeth, it’s important to contact your dentist immediately. Sometimes the neighboring teeth can suffer additional, unnoticed injuries that can only be detected by a dental exam. When you happen to have damage to your teeth, here is how your dentist may resolve your dental issue:
Chipped tooth. Most times a chipped or fractured tooth can be repaired by either replacing the broken piece or by bonding a tooth-colored filling. If a large portion of the tooth is broken off then a crown will likely be required. If the pulp is exposed or damaged a root canal treatment may be needed.
Dislodged tooth. A dislodged tooth is when a tooth pushed sideways, out of or into the socket. In these sort of cases, a patient will usually require a root canal and a dentist or endodontist will focus on stabilizing the tooth.
Knocked out tooth. When a tooth is completely knocked out of the socket it may be able to be saved if the patient arrives to the dentist in time, and the tooth is handled properly. Do not touch the root of the tooth, and keep it moist (either in the socket, on the gum against your cheek, or in milk).
While most dental trauma is treatable, there are cases where the tooth is lost due to the nature of the damage. If you have a crack or chip in your tooth, even if you believe its minor, be sure to visit your dentist to ensure that the tooth is healthy.
Schedule an appointment today with cosmetic and general dentist Dr. Simone at 702-735-2755. Learn more about his practice and see the beautiful smiles he has created by visiting his website at www.patricsimonedds.com.
Dr. Simone proudly serves patients from Las Vegas, Henderson, Silverado Ranch, Enterprise, Whitney, Spring Valley and all surrounding areas.
Do you have broken, fractured or decayed teeth that need repairing? Thanks to restorative dentistry, there are a myriad of ways to go about restoring teeth, and one of those restorative options include inlays and onlays.
Inlays and onlays can be utilized to conservatively repair teeth that have large defective fillings or have been damaged by decay or trauma. These sort of dental restorations are a more conservative approach compared to other options like crowns because inlays and onlays don’t require your dentist to remove as much of your natural tooth. There are many more benefits that stem from inlays and onlays, including the following:
- Natural Looking- Inlays and onlays are aesthetically pleasing because they are made up from a porcelain and composite resin mixture, which creates a natural looking appearance.
- Durable- Dental inlays and onlays are made from a stronger material than crowns and due to the durability they can last longer than crowns.
- No Expansion- Inlays and onlays won’t expand or contract the way fillings would, thus putting less stress on your teeth.
- Tooth Preservation- This restorative procedure doesn’t require your dentist to remove as much of your natural tooth compared to other procedures.
- Hygiene- Since inlays and onlays are made for a custom fit they’re easier to keep clean and bacteria is less likely to get into the affected area after the procedure.
As with many other dental restorations, inlays and onlays aren’t always permanent and may need replacing someday. However, with proper oral care your inlays and onlays can last for many years, giving you a gorgeous long lasting smile!
If would like to learn more about inlays and onlays, contact Dr. Patrick Simone in Henderson, NV at 702-735-2755 to schedule an appointment today or for more information visit our website at www.patricksimonedds.com.
Dr. Patrick Simone proudly accepts patients from Henderson, Las Vegas, Silverado Rach, Spring Valley, and all surrounding areas.
Inlays and onlays are frequently used to restore teeth that are severely damaged by decay or wear. They are usually applied to the chewing surfaced of the back teeth. According to Dr. Patrick Simone DDS of Henderson, NV they provide more strength than a filling and are more conservative than a full crown.
A porcelain onlay is fabricated to fit your tooth precisely and is bonded tightly in place to strengthen and protect the damaged tooth. Like a crown, an onlay covers and protects the tooth’s biting surface. Where a crown covers the entire tooth, an onlay fits inside the tooth cusps and covers only the biting surfaces. Because an onlay is fabricated in a dental laboratory, it takes two or more appointments to restore a tooth with a porcelain onlay.
If you have damaged teeth that are ruining your smile and oral health, contact Dr. Simone for an appointment today. Call 702-735-2755 or www.patricksimonedds.com.