Cracked Tooth 101

If you have a cracked tooth, it can be confusing to know what to do. If you get a scrape or scratch in your skin, it will form a scab and heal itself. A cracked tooth is not like your skin. Cracked teeth do not heal themselves; in fact, they often get progressively worse if left untreated.

Here’s some basic information you need to know about cracked teeth:

  • You can suspect that you have a cracked tooth if you have unexplained pain while you’re eating. You may also be sensitive to cold or warm foods or drinks. You may have tooth pain with no obvious cause. You may have difficulty pinpointing the exact location of your pain.
  • Teeth crack for a variety of reasons. Injury, biting or chewing hard objects, clenching or grinding of teeth are all reasons why your tooth may have cracked.
  • A cracked tooth may get worse over time as the crack may widen.
  • You feel pain when your crack widens and your pulp and inner parts of your tooth become exposed.
  • There are many different types of cracks, and each one can and should be treated differently.
  • Cracks can be seen in different ways. At times, a crack is visible to the naked eye. Other times, a crack can only been seen using an X-ray.

If you suspect that you have a cracked tooth, schedule your appointment with Dr. Vivienne Zhang, DDS at Mendota Springs Dentistry right away. She will provide you with excellent care and precision for repairs to your damaged teeth so that their health is restored and you are free from pain.

Posted of behalf of Mendota Springs Dentistry

Mendota Springs Dentistry
Mendota Springs Dentistry

6317 McKee Rd, #500
Fitchburg, WI 53719
(608) 957-7709

Is It Safe To Assume That If You’re Missing Teeth: All You Want For Christmas Is Your (Two Front) Teeth?

Have you heard the song, “All I Want for Christmas is My Two Front Teeth” on the radio yet? This familiar song that is played around the holidays is written with children in mind. However, if you’re an adult, and you’re missing teeth, this song can be true for you as well. Nobody wants to enter this joyful season with a smile that exposes your missing teeth.

If you’re missing teeth in the front of your mouth, or anywhere in your mouth for that matter, Mendota Springs Dentistry has a solid solution for you. Dental implants offer a natural and permanent solution to your missing teeth.

Dental implants are a secure option because the titanium implant is surgically placed in your jawbone where is gradually fuses to your bone to create a secure anchor for a naturally looking tooth to be attached. This long-lasting and solid foundation is a great solution for your replacement teeth.

Your dental implants, when restored, will provide you with the same look, feel and function as your natural teeth. You can maintain your regular brushing, flossing, dental check-ups and cleanings, just as you would with your natural teeth. This allows you to not have to think about your missing teeth again after they are restored.

Call Mendota Springs Dentistry today to see if a dental implant is the right solution for your missing teeth.

Posted of behalf of Mendota Springs Dentistry

Mendota Springs Dentistry
Mendota Springs Dentistry

6317 McKee Rd, #500
Fitchburg, WI 53719
(608) 957-7709