Olympia Fields, IL Dentist
South Suburban Dental Care
2520 Lincoln Hwy Ste F
Olympia Fields, IL 60461-1961
(708) 747-6766
(708) 747-6555 fax
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Enamel is the substance that encases our teeth, but unfortunately, it does not make them invulnerable to damage. Preventing an accident is difficult, but there are steps you can take that might help. As for a cracked tooth, your Olympia Fields, IL, dentist offers a few options for restoring it. The best option for the job will depend on the severity of the injury, as well as a personal choice, so for any questions regarding treatments, please reach out to the office of South Suburban Dental Care and Dr. Vincent Oganwu.

Bonding and Veneers

A cracked tooth without deep damage can often be treated with either bonding or a dental veneer.

For dental bonding, your dentist uses a special tooth-colored material that is applied to your tooth in very thin layers. It is applied as a liquid and then hardened with a UV light, giving your dentist the ability to shape it and have it match the rest of your smile.

A veneer is a thin yet very strong shell that is adhered to your tooth. Veneers have the appearance of a natural tooth, which can restore or even improve upon their original look.

Dental Crowns

Composite bonding, and even a dental veneer, are typically the suggested solutions for surface-level cracks. A tooth that has a crack that is deep enough to threaten the tooth's integrity needs some extra protection that a dental crown can provide. Think of a dental crown as a tooth-shaped protective cap that is bonded onto your tooth.

Visit Your Dentist in Olympia Fields, IL

A cracked tooth, if left untreated, can endanger the soft tissue at the center of the tooth, making infection a likely outcome, so don't put off repairing your tooth. Come in for a consultation today by scheduling an appointment with your dentist, Dr. Oganwu of South Suburban Dental Care in Olympia Fields, IL, by dialing (708) 747-6474.