If you crack a tooth, or if one becomes broken or chipped, we may be able to help in the same day. With our single-visit dental restorations, we can repair an array of serious problems in just one sitting. In today’s blog, we’re going to talk about how we offer same day tooth repair for our Tucson, AZ, patients, as well as what you can do to limit discomfort once you damage a tooth.
Don’t Ignore Damage!
If you sustain an injury to your tooth, even a minor one, remember that damage to your outer layers of tooth enamel could enable harmful bacteria to each the inner tooth structure, which could lead to tooth decay and infection. Call our team right away to set up an appointment, potentially even on the same day. You can take a pain reliever to ease discomfort, and place a cold compress against the side of your face to reduce swelling. Gauze or cloth could control bleeding. If you can recover any pieces of the tooth, please bring them with you. If not, don’t worry, we can still repair your smile!
E4D Same-Day Restorations
We will begin by cleaning the tooth and if necessary, removing tooth structure to make room for a crown, inlay, or onlay. Next, we take a series of digital images to create a detailed 3D computer impression of your tooth. The impression is uploaded in the E4D onsite milling machine, which crafts the restoration from a solid block of dental ceramic. The material we use can be shaded to match your surrounding teeth, and also contains stain-resistant and lifelike properties. The restoration will be able to withstand powerful bite forces and pressures as well.
Once complete, we check the fit and place the crown, inlay, or onlay with a powerful bonding agent. The entire process only takes one visit to complete, returning your tooth to optimal health, beauty, and function, and preventing the onset of decay or infection.
Preventing Further Damage
Following treatment, consider taking steps to limit future injuries. For example, wearing a mouthguard can reduce the chances of tooth being chipped or knocked-out. Also, avoid chewing on hard objects, such as pens, pencils, or ice. If you begin to experience tooth sensitivity or toothaches, let us know, as you may need treatment. If you have any questions about repairing teeth in one visit with the CAD/CAM E4D system, then please contact our team today.
Does Your Tooth Need Repair?
If you have a cracked or broken tooth, then don’t delay, schedule an appointment as soon as possible. For more information on our lifelike, single visit restorations, then schedule a consultation with your dentist by calling Dr. Newman’s office in Tucson, AZ, today at 520-296-5439. We’re conveniently located inside the Grant Road Professional Plaza, and proudly welcome the residents of all surrounding communities.