Difficulty eating certain foods. The fear that the tooth may begin to fall apart. The embarrassment that a visibly damaged or cracked tooth can cause. Even when not accompanied by much pain, chipped, broken, and cracked teeth create their share of problems. Those immediate concerns are just the beginning. If a tooth is broken open, bacteria can easily get inside it and cause a painful infection that may require advanced treatment like root canals if not addressed. Our team at Kois Dentistry can make a tooth strong and whole again with proven treatment for damaged and cracked teeth in Seattle – South Lake Union, WA.
Inlays and onlays perform a function similar to fillings but are used to repair the outside surfaces of your teeth. In many cases these can make placing new crowns on the teeth unnecessary. Inlays restore the middle of the biting surface of the tooth while onlays are used to cover a wider area that includes at least one cusp, the raised areas on the top of the tooth. Inlays and onlays can be colored matched to your tooth for a seamless, consistently bright smile.
If your tooth has sustained moderate or severe damage a dental crown can make your smile whole, strong, and attractive again. Crowns, also known as caps, fortify your teeth after they’ve been damaged on the outside or have undergone treatment for root canal infections. Each crown is custom made for your bite and aesthetic specifications.
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