As you know by now, because your overall health and safety is our utmost priority, we are closely following every safety and infection control procedure recommended by the ADA and CDC. However, going way beyond these recommendations, in July we installed 2 Jade Surgically Clean Air Filtration Systems. Our office size would require only one Jade unit to kill viruses and bacteria 6 times an hour, but we are so committed to you that we have installed 2 units, one in front of each dental chair. You can be assured that our air is always the safest because we leave the systems on 24/7.

The Jade is patented and industry-leading and is the only air purification system that incorporates 6 different technologies which include, Hydroxl, UV and electronic cell catalytics, and Hepa-RX. The Jade is measured and peer-reviewed to eliminate viruses less than 0.1 microns (the corona virus is measured at .125 microns) and is tested globally with over 70,000 units installed worldwide.

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Cracked Tooth Repair in Princeton, NJ

Fleeting, recurrent pain and temperature sensitivity are two signs that it’s time to visit Dr. Michael Cortese’s cosmetic dentistry office in Princeton, New Jersey, for a smile makeover consultation. That’s because those two symptoms are typically indicative of a cracked tooth, which if left untreated, may lead to other oral health problems.

Cracked Tooth Repair in New Jersey

There are several different types of cracked teeth that Dr. Cortese can repair at his New Jersey cosmetic dentistry practice. They include vertical root fractures, fractured cusps, split teeth, vertical cracks in the crown and craze lines. Of those listed, vertical root fractures are often among the most serious. Depending on whether a secondary infection has formed or not, Dr. Cortese and his team may recommend that patients suffering from vertical root fractures undergo endodontic surgery.

The other forms of cracked teeth that we mentioned above may be corrected in other ways. The type of repair techniques recommended by Dr. Cortese and his team will obviously vary based on the cosmetic dentistry patient’s unique circumstances. For example, Dr. Cortese and his Princeton Prosthodontics’ cosmetic dentistry team may recommend crowns, root canals, extractions, porcelain veneers and dental implants to those dealing with cracked teeth. In some instances, bonding the effected tooth may work as well.

Once the cracked tooth is repaired, Dr. Cortese will typically urge the patient to make routine, cosmetic dentistry visits. The routine cosmetic dentistry visits are important when it comes to ensuring the longevity of the repaired tooth. After all, over time, the tooth may crack and weaken again. Plus, it is vital to maintain healthy teeth too.

Cracked/Chipped Teeth FAQs

A cracked tooth in Princeton, NJ How do people get chipped or cracked teeth?
The enamel covering the teeth is strong but not indestructible. It can chip or crack because of a traumatic fall, crash or impact, like a car accident or sports injury. Or sometimes, people chip their teeth chewing on a pencil or a piece of ice. Cavities or old, large fillings can also weaken the teeth and lead to chips or cracks.

How are chipped or cracked teeth treated?
There are several ways to repair chipped or cracked teeth. Dental bonding is the least intrusive and involves applying a composite resin material to the surface of the teeth to cover these structural problems. For cracks or chips that are more serious, porcelain crowns can be placed over the tooth to add support and strength. If the damage is too extensive and the tooth cannot be saved, it can be extracted and replaced with a dental implant.

Dental Examination in New Jersey If the chip or crack is small, do I need to worry about it?
Ignoring minor chips or cracks is risky; these problems can worsen and lead to even more damage and possibly infection. This is why our team recommends having any chips or cracks examined by a professional as soon as possible.

Why has my dentist recommended a root canal for my broken tooth?
If your dentist has advised you to undergo a root canal because of a broken tooth, it is likely because the crack has extended to the dental pulp. The decayed tooth matter and nerve must be cleaned and removed, and the tooth sealed to prevent infection. A crown may be placed on top of the tooth if its structure has been compromised.

Dr. Michael Cortese is experienced at providing a wide range of restorative and cosmetic dentistry services. He is also skilled at addressing facial reconstruction, bruxism and TMJ/TMD related issues as well. So many New Jersey residents opt to use his various services for life. To learn more about Dr. Cortese and how he can help repair or replace cracked teeth, please contact us by calling (609) 552-0800.

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Dr. Michael Cortese is a leading and highly sought-after Maxillofacial Prosthodontist. He one of only 350 accredited Maxillofacial Prosthodontists worldwide. Having completed his education at the University of Notre Dame and Farleigh Dickinson University School of Dentistry, he received his Certificate in Maxillofacial Prosthetics and Dental Oncology from the University of Texas Health Science Center M.D. Anderson Hospital and Tumor Institute. He has over three and a half decades of experience and constantly focuses on ensuring that patients have a healthy and beautiful smile. Dr. Cortese takes pride in providing his patients with customized treatments using modern equipment and techniques. He sincerely believes in thoroughly understanding your concerns and requirements to ensure your comfort and satisfaction throughout the course of any treatment or procedure.