orthodontics kansas city moIt’s very common to sustain chips and cracks to your teeth. It may happen during sports, or even while you’re eating–you accidentally bite down on your fork, or you crack a tooth eating something hard. It may or may not be painful, and you might be tempted to put off getting it fixed because it doesn’t seem like a big deal. However, delaying treatment can cause problems down the road, like tooth decay and further cracking of the tooth. If you believe you’ve damaged to your tooth, whether it is a crack or a chip, our expert for orthodontics in Kansas City, MO, advises that you have it repaired as soon as possible to prevent further issues.

How Damage Occurs

Most commonly, people sustain injuries from sports, falls, or damage their teeth while eating. Other causes are extensive decay that has weakened the tooth, or damage from grinding that can occur suddenly and cause sharp pain. The teeth may crack, chip, or completely break. Sometimes the damage may not be painful even though extensive damage has occurred, so many people ignore the problem.

What Can Happen?

Since cracks and chips are openings in the tooth, if they are allowed to stay open, bacteria will accumulate and cause tooth decay and cavities. The cracks can also spread over time, which can eventually lead to the teeth breaking, especially in the case of grinding. Symptoms of damaged teeth include:

  • Hot and cold sensitivity
  • Bad breath
  • Pain or toothache

It’s critical to have your tooth fixed as soon as it is damaged to avoid accumulation of bacteria and tooth decay.

Ways to Repair Tooth Damage

Fillings can be used for small cracks or damage that isn’t too extensive. Chips can be repaired with veneers, which are tooth-colored shells that restore the symmetry and surfaces of the teeth. For teeth that have cracked or have prior decay or bad fillings, crowns can be used to repair the damaged tooth. Our orthodontist will evaluate your condition and help you find the perfect solution to heal your smile!

Contact our expert for orthodontics in Kansas City, MO, today to find out more!

The information provided in this article is not meant to be medical advice and is for educational purposes only. If you would like to learn more about braces, Invisalign, or other orthodontia-related topics from our orthodontist in Kansas City, MO, feel free to contact Burleson Orthodontics by calling 816.759.0123.

 

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Our Briarcliff Village Orthodontics Office
4135 N. Mulberry Drive,
Kansas City, MO 64116
Phone: 816-384-0801
Hours: Monday – Saturday with morning, afternoon
and evening appointments available

Our Liberty Orthodontics Office
5 Westowne Street, Suite 502
Liberty, MO 64068
Phone: 816.384.0356
Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00am – 6:00pm,
Saturday 8:00am – 12:00pm

Our Raymore Orthodontics Office
401 Laurus Drive
Raymore, MO 64083
Phone: 816.945.6927
Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00am – 6:00pm,
Saturday 8:00am – 12:00pm

Our Excelsior Springs Orthodontics Office
212 South Street
Excelsior Springs, MO 64024
Phone: 816.384.0801
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Our Briarcliff Village Orthodontics Office
4135 N. Mulberry Drive,
Kansas City, MO 64116
Phone: 816-384-0801
Hours: Monday – Saturday with morning, afternoon
and evening appointments available

Our Liberty Orthodontics Office
5 Westowne Street, Suite 502
Liberty, MO 64068
Phone: 816.384.0356
Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00am – 6:00pm,
Saturday 8:00am – 12:00pm

Our Raymore Orthodontics Office
401 Laurus Drive
Raymore, MO 64083
Phone: 816.945.6927
Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00am – 6:00pm,
Saturday 8:00am – 12:00pm

Our Excelsior Springs Orthodontics Office
212 South Street
Excelsior Springs, MO 64024
Phone: 816.384.0801
Hours:

The award-winning Kansas City orthodontists and Kansas City pediatric dentists of Burleson Orthodontics specialize in dental care for your baby or child and the most advanced types of braces for children, teens and adults. With four convenient orthodontic offices in Kansas City, MO, Liberty, MO, Raymore, MO, and Excelsior Springs, MO, there is sure to be an office near you. Call 816.384.0801 today for your or your child's complimentary, no-obligation consultation for braces or Invisalign today!

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