Tooth fractures are among the most common of all dental problems, yet many people who have fractured teeth do not seek out the restorative dentistry treatments they need right away. This is because tooth fractures often do not produce obvious symptoms in their earliest stages. Unfortunately, this is when tooth fractures are also easiest to treat. By the time symptoms become apparent, significant damage may already have been done.
This is why Dr. Ettienne van Zyl and his team of dental professionals stress the importance of visiting their practice at least twice a year for thorough oral exams and cleanings. When patients visit his practice regularly, he is able to diagnose issues such as tooth fractures while they are still relatively minor. By providing treatment for tooth fractures at this early stage at his Memphis, TN cosmetic, restorative, and general dentistry practice, Dr. van Zyl is able to save his patients time and expense, not to mention considerable discomfort and the possibility of a lost tooth.
Conversely, there are tooth fractures known as craze lines that affect only the superficial enamel layer of the teeth and are generally harmless in terms of a person’s oral health. Nevertheless, they can affect the appearance of the smile. Dr. van Zyl can restore beauty to such smiles through cosmetic dentistry.
Whatever your dental needs, we would be pleased for the opportunity to meet them at the van Zyl Center for Advanced Dentistry. We invite you to schedule your initial consultation with Dr. Ettienne van Zyl today.
After examining your teeth, Dr. van Zyl will recommend the most conservative treatment plan that he feels will yield the best possible results in your particular case. Available treatments for tooth fractures include:
To learn more about treatment for tooth fractures, please contact van Zyl Center for Advanced Dentistry today.