Most patients don’t realize that worn teeth, chipped teeth, or broken teeth are frequently an indication of an underlying functional problem. While a chipped tooth or a broken tooth can be caused by injury or accident, teeth that break repeatedly even after treatment are often the symptom of an undiagnosed dental problem.
Chipped Tooth Repair
If you have a single chipped tooth or broken tooth caused by an injury or accident, Dr. Neeraj Khanna offers a range of quick treatment options at Khanna Dentistry in Geneva, IL. Our goal is to repair your chipped or broken tooth as quickly as possible with the least amount of dentistry.
In some cases, chipped tooth repair may include composite tooth bonding where a dental resin is applied to the tooth and sculpted into place for a seamless repair. For teeth that have more significant damage, Dr. Khanna may use porcelain veneers or dental crowns to repair the tooth, restoring normal function and esthetics.
Chronically Broken Teeth
If you have teeth that break over and over, even after treatment from a dentist, you may have an underlying functional problem that needs to be addressed. Often times, the problem is related to the function of the temporomandibular joints, or TMJ. You may experience no other signs or symptoms of TMJ dysfunction aside from the worn or broken teeth.
Ideally, all of your teeth should make contact at the same time and with the same force. In patients with TMJ dysfunction, there is an improper alignment of the jaw joints or teeth. If certain teeth make contact out of alignment with others, it can cause them to wear, chip or break.
Dr. Khanna will perform a comprehensive evaluation to look for signs of instability and create a personalized treatment plan to restore balance in the bite and prevent chronic tooth damage which can lead to tooth loss over time.
Schedule a Consultation
If you are searching for an Illinois dentist to take care of your complex dental problems including broken or worn teeth, contact Khanna Dentistry in Geneva, IL to make an appointment with Dr. Khanna.