How Long It Really Takes to Fix a Broken or Chipped Tooth

knocked-out tooth Broken or chipped tooth? It happens, and the damage can be far more than cosmetic. Broken or chipped teeth can misalign your bite and cause issues speaking and eating. Not to mention feeling self-conscious every time you smile. Tooth restoration can repair damaged teeth, but the exact amount of time it takes varies by several factors.

The Severity of the Break or Chip

The Drs of Smiles in Mesa, AZ, restore teeth that have been broken or chipped through techniques like bonding and crowns. Small cracks that only affect the surface level of the tooth can often be repaired in a single office visit using specialized tools.

Moderate to severe cracks or complete breaks will require more extensive repair; restoration is broken up over the course of several visits, and it can take anywhere from a few weeks to several months to completely restore the tooth. This is especially true in cases where patients require root canals or are suffering from infection or decay as a result of their fractured teeth.

Craze Lines Are Easier to Fix

A craze line is not the same as a crack, but it can appear like one. These lines are naturally occurring, and they do not generally penetrate the tooth’s inner layer (dentin). These are cosmetic concerns that don’t require tooth restoration; instead, they can be corrected through cosmetic dentistry.

Your Treatment Method

A filling or crown can be done in one visit; teeth that require extractions or root canals before restoration will take more than one visit to repair completely. It can take several weeks to restore a damaged tooth that needs additional work before applying a restorative treatment, such as a crown or porcelain veneer.

Explore Your Tooth Restoration Options Today

Contact Drs of Smiles to connect with experienced dentists who will find the perfect plan to restore your smile. The team is dedicated to providing every customer with on-demand service, unlimited support, and the greatest results to support their oral health.

To schedule an appointment, please submit an online form or call Drs of Smiles in Mesa, AZ, at 480-834-6991.

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