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Broken Tooth Repair Gainesville, GA
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While it is never desirable and rarely intended, tooth damage does happen. A tooth can weaken or fracture due to a number of factors, including direct trauma, infection or decay. When a dental filling (or tooth-colored bonding) is not enough to repair the tooth fracture, there are other ways to restore it. In fact, with the right materials and technology, a broken tooth can be repaired to its pre-damaged state in just a couple of office visits. Restoring the integrity of a damaged tooth is important in terms of aesthetics, comfort and health.

When A Tooth Fracture Needs More Than Bonding

Modern dentistry allows us to fix cracked or damaged teeth using comfortable and flawless procedures. The first step is to evaluate the location and depth of tooth fracture to determine the most appropriate treatment plan. Minor chips and cracks can often be repaired with simple dental bonding. If the damage extends into the inner portion of the tooth or to the tooth roots, a more durable restoration is needed.

The most common treatments to repair a tooth that has been moderately or severely damaged include dental crowns, inlays and onlays. Regardless of what your tooth needs, you should understand the importance of seeking tooth repair in a timely manner. Neglecting to restore a tooth that is structurally compromised can lead to infection from bacteria invasion and even tooth loss. In many cases, patients should seek emergency dental care when a tooth breaks, even if it doesn’t hurt at the moment.

Dental Crowns

A dental crown is a “cap” for a structurally compromised tooth. It can be made of natural-looking porcelain and encases all visible surfaces of the affected tooth. Crowns are always custom fabricated in terms of size, shape and color to match seamlessly within your smile.

Inlays and Onlays

Inlays and onlays are an excellent method of repairing a tooth that is too damaged for a dental filling but not damaged enough to warrant a dental crown. They are made from strong porcelain materials that blend naturally with your natural teeth. An inlay fits inside the cusp tips of the tooth, while a dental onlay is larger and extends over the cusps of the treated tooth. Your dentist can explain which form of restoration is best for your specific tooth damage.

If you have teeth that are broken, chipped or cracked, call Gainesville Dental Group. Our expertise is in building strong, beautiful smiles for our patients. While we do our best to protect patients from dental damage, we offer prompt, superior care when your smile does suffer harm.

Posted on behalf of Gainesville Dental Group

Our Patient Reviews

Bev M.

Very happy with the staff at Gainesville Dental Group. The doctors are caring and experienced. I never am left in the waiting room. The hygienist always ask thorough questions and report to the doctor before the exam, saving me from having to repeat everything. Highly recommend.

Dennis C.

I came to Gainesville Dental Group with a crown that was in bad shape and painful. Dr. Vetter was very knowledgeable about what needed to be done and went to great lengths to ensure the treatment to resolve the problem was in my best interest. He and assistant Sarah Riley were very professional yet personable. They worked together seamlessly in a manner that put me at ease and were very focused on fixing the tooth. Any physical discomfort was minimal and both Dr. Vetter and Sarah were encouraging and positive. A very good experience.

Sarah R.

I come to Gainesville Dental Group for my routine cleanings and absolutely love it! It’s very clean and I love how up to date they are with digital X-rays and photos of the teeth. I had to have a filling and they were able to point out on the screen where my cavity was on the X-ray. It’s much easier getting the work done when you have an understanding of what the doctor is doing! Dr. Vetter did my filling and the whole procedure was pain free! I can’t say enough good things about this group!

Linda H.

Dr. Gannon and Hannah were great. They talked me thru my procedure and made sure I was comfortable and pain free. The office was friendly and pleasant. My hubby and son have used them and liked them. I've found a new dentist! Thank You GDG.

Candace C.

Since I started my orthodontic treatment fifteen months ago, the staff at Gainesville Dental Group have been exceptional. Dr. Vetter is so kind and energetic and Kim puts you at ease while she works miracles! I am thrilled at my results and that they worked within my timeframe. I gladly recommend The Gainesville Dental Group for a personalized experience. Thank you!

Kayla B.

The whole office staff is amazing! Super friendly and helpful. Dr. Gannon has always been very nice and does great work! My husband sees Dr. Vetter and has only good things to say as well. I highly recommend this office!

Lorrie M.

This is by far the best dental group I have been to in a long time. The staff is wonderful and caring. From the front office to the Dentists are a class act. Very kind and explain step by step. High quality work. Don't plan on going anywhere else. My husband has had the same experience. Do yourself a favor and check them out. Tell them Lorrie sent you

Bruce Y.

Great dental visit! Went in for annual cleaning and x-rays. Donna did an awesome job and pointed out a potential issue which she brought up to the doctor who concurred. It was an excellent visit. Thank you to the "team" @ Gainesville Dental Group.

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426 Spring St SE
Gainesville GA, 30501

Tel: (770) 297-0401

Opening Hours

Monday 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Our office is open for normal business hours and we are following all ADA/CDC guidelines to ensure staff and patient safety.