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Can a completely cracked tooth be fixed? The answer to that question depends on our Beverly Hills Advanced Specialties of Dentistry team understanding the true nature of that crack or problem. There are many different types of cracks or fractures. Likewise, no single type of treatment is appropriate for all kinds of cracks.
Whatever the case, patients from throughout Los Angeles and Southern California have peace of mind; our specialists, Drs. Fanny Yacaman and Frank Vidjak have the advanced training and onsite capabilities to preserve even badly broken or severely cracked teeth.
During your initial visit to our office, one of our specialists will take a closer look at your broken or damaged tooth. Cracks can affect the teeth in numerous ways:
Generally, restorative treatment may be fairly minimal as long as the innermost tooth structure (pulp) has not been affected by the crack. It may involve applying a veneer for cosmetic purposes or to help strengthen a weakened tooth. Or, a dental crown may be placed on top of the preserved tooth to help hold the broken parts together. Crowns are also the finishing touch following root canal therapy. Our prosthodontist, Dr. Vidjak, specializes in these and other dental restorations. You can trust his considerable skill and artistry.
Root canal treatment is necessary when the crack or a broken dental restoration has resulted in inflammation or infection of the innermost pulp tissues. Our endodontist, Dr. Yacaman, specializes in this treatment. She can “save” severely damaged teeth. By preserving the tooth, extraction and the need for tooth replacement are avoided. She also uses special techniques like the GentleWave® to support utmost comfort.
Dental problems do not simply go away on their own. Serving greater Los Angeles, California, our specialists may be able to save your tooth and maintain your healthy, stunning smile!