Having a dead tooth isn’t just aesthetically displeasing. It can also lead to further dental problems.
We have had numerous patients enter our Houston dental office in need of correcting a dead tooth. Since we specialize in cosmetic dentistry, it only makes sense that we have become the trusted source to take care of so many orally aesthetic issues.
What Is a Dead Tooth?
A dead tooth is simply what the name says. It is a tooth that has become dead, which can happen because of several reasons, like being damaged from injury and being cut off from its life-giving roots. When these roots are cut off, then the tooth has no blood flow to it.
Once a tooth has no blood flow, it begins to change to a shade of yellow or brown, making it stand out from the rest of the teeth. It also becomes weak in its position in the mouth, increasing its risks of becoming avulsed (forcibly or accidentally knocked out). If the tooth is knocked out, then it would be best to have it replaced with a dental implant. Dental implants are extremely durable, are made of titanium, and have a 98 percent success rate, but it can be quite expensive. Taking care of a dead tooth immediately is the best and least inexpensive option.
How Do I Fix a Dead Tooth?
Luckily for you, it won’t be you fixing it. Our dental office has decades of experience working in this area.
“If that tooth is dead, the best option would be to do a full coverage porcelain crown so that it helps protect the tooth from fractures, and protect the tooth against a bite that might cause it to break and chip,” says Dr. Amanda Canto.
Having a full coverage porcelain crown ensures that every part of the dead tooth is not only covered for aesthetic reasons, but is also covered for functionality purposes. The porcelain crown is a durable covering, enabling patients to utilize every part of their mouth without worry. It also won’t stand out from the rest of the teeth as it will be the same color and look as all the other teeth in the mouth.
Do you have a dead tooth? Chipped or broken tooth? Our cosmetic dentists at our Houston dental office are highly trained and experienced in dealing with all types of oral cases. Schedule your dentist appointment today at 713-622-1977 or online.