Cracked and Broken Teeth :

 Cracked Tooth Information


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Cracked Teeth :

You're crunching ice or a piece of hard candy when you notice something hard in your mouth that doesn't melt or dissolve.  You get a sick feeling as you realize what it is -- a piece of broken tooth !  Although the enamel that covers your tooth is the hardest, most mineralized tissue in the body, its strength has limits.  Falling, receiving a blow to the face, or biting down on something hard ( particularly if a tooth already has decay ) can cause a tooth to chip or break.  If you discover you have broken or chipped a tooth, don't panic.  There are many things your Dr. Herget can do to fix it.  Not all cracked teeth do need to be extracted.  Treatment for a broken or chipped tooth will depend on how severely it is damaged.


Repairing a Chipped or Broken Tooth : 

When a large piece of tooth breaks off, Dr.Herget will need to construct a crown for the tooth.  Permanent crowns are usually made from porcelain fused to a metal substructure. These porcelain crowns can be made to look nearly identical to the original tooth. 

If the entire top of the tooth is broken off and painful, Dr. Herget or a specialist ( Endodontist ) may perform a root canal. The pain means the tooth has cracked into the inner layer of the tooth called the “pulp” where the nerve is located.  After the root canal is completed, Dr. Herget may need to place a post so there is enough structure onto which a crown can be made.


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Cracked Broken Fractured Teeth.  This website is for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for Dental or Medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.  The information on this website does not create a patient-dentist relationship, and should not be used as a substitute for professional diagnosis and treatment.  By visiting this site you agree to all its terms and conditions, which may from time to time be changed or supplemented by Dr. James J. Herget listed in the Disclaimer.  If you do not agree to these terms and conditions, you should not enter this site.  Dr. James J. Herget is a proud member of the American Dental Association, Wisconsin Dental Association, and the Dodge/Columbia/Marquette Counties Dental Association.  Dr. Herget attended Marquette University in Milwaukee WI.  He graduated in 1988 and immediately moved to Mayville WI where he has been practicing Family Dentistry for 25+ years. Dr. James J. Herget performs many dental services, such as : Dental Fillings, Dental Crowns, Dental Bridges, Dental Implant Reconstruction, Dental Cleanings and Dental sealants ( performed by a licensed Dental Hygienist ), metal free, flexible, partial dentures ( no full dentures ), root canal treatment ( incisors and bicuspids ), basic extractions, and only uses “low-radiation” digital x-rays. If you are looking for quality, family, reasonably priced dentistry : Dr. James J. Herget is your dentist of choice !  If you are a Facebook user we would love to have you as a Friend or just LIKE our page.  Cracked broken teeth.  Affordable Mayville WI dentist.