If you have worn, chipped or broken teeth, you could have 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 commonly due to an undiagnosed condition. Dr. Jessie Kunnel in Skokie, IL has experience with this type of dental problem and offers a number of solutions to not only repair the broken teeth, but prevent repeat problems from happening.
Chipped Tooth Repair
If you have a single chipped tooth or broken tooth caused by an injury or accident, Dr. Kunnel offers a range of quick treatment options. 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 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. Kunnel 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.
Establishing a Healthy Bite
There is no one-size-fits-all solution in dentistry. Dr. Kunnel will perform a comprehensive evaluation and then make recommendations to deliver you with long lasting results. Your treatment may include one or several procedures to establish a healthy, stable bite and repair cosmetic problems.