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Importance of Cracked Tooth Repair Marietta, GA

Importance of Cracked Tooth Repair

While it may seem obvious that a large chip or broken tooth needs your dentist’s attention, you may wonder if a small tooth crack is really a big deal. The truth is, every type of tooth fracture needs prompt treatment, even when it seems insignificant or harmless.

You may not even know you have a cracked tooth until you experience pain. Hairline cracks can be undetectable to the human eye. However, your inner layers of your tooth are exposed to some degree when the enamel layer is damaged. Depending on where the crack is on your tooth, even the tiniest amount of damage can cause pain and compromise your smile health.

Chips and cracks should never be ignored. Untreated fractures will only grow larger, which increases your risk for bacteria invasion and dental decay. In addition, cracks in your tooth will cause discoloration (darkening) and may even age your smile. Seeking treatment sooner rather than later for a cracked tooth can save the health, function and aesthetics of your smile. You will also find that early cracked tooth repair typically involves a quick and budget-friendly solution from your dentist.

Most small and superficial cracks can be effectively repaired using dental bonding. At Gilreath Family Dentistry, we use composite resin as the material of choice for fillings and bonding. Composite resin is a tooth-colored material that is highly durable, customizable and affordable. This may be all you need to stop a small fracture from growing ugly or becoming expensive to treat.

Other restorative procedures that are used to fix a cracked tooth include porcelain veneers and cosmetic crowns. Regardless of which restoration you need, Dr. Gilreath will deliver natural and beautiful results. The take away lesson when it comes to tooth fractures: don’t wait to call your dentist if you crack or chip a tooth!


Posted on behalf of Dr. Paul Gilreath IV, Gilreath Family Dentistry

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Our Client Reviews
Gilreath Family Dentistry

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Based on 307 reviews


Dr. Gilreath is incredible with my kids. They love going to the dentist now! And this busy mom loves the warm neck wraps, the soft music and enjoying a latte while I relax!

Kenneth H.

Was lucky enough to find these guys when I got insurance that my old dentist did not take. Very professional and friendly staff! Office has the latest greatest technology as well. If you're looking for a new dentist, search no further!

Susie L.

Very personable and friendly, they took the time to go over my complex dental history and did not pressure me into anything. They gave their recommendations and priced out any options I had. Great group!

Camille Y.

Dr. Gilreath and his staff are top notch. I received the best cleaning I've ever had while watching my favorite show. The Doctor and his staff were all very polite, friendly, and courteous. They explained everything to me clearly and presented me with options in a gentle way that didn't make me feel pressured at all. It's obvious they really care about the wellbeing of their patients. The facility and equipment is really nice as well. I will definitely be back!

Juan R.

Always willing to work around my kids and my schedules. Today I had a long appointment. They started on time and always made sure I was comfortable and that the pain was managed so the procedure could’ve been completed without issues. Very courteous and professional staff.

Lucia B.

Awesome dental practice! The staff is friendly and efficient. Dr. Gilreath is thorough and versed in the latest technology and procedures. I love that he can make crowns in the office while you wait (so no walking around with a temporary crown for days or weeks). I would strongly recommend this dental practice!

Matthew W.

I've been going here for about a little over a year now. I've had a few cleanings, a filling, and started Invisiline so far. Hands down, the best run dental office I've ever been to. In the past at other dental offices I often had to wait 30 or more minutes beyond my appointment time before being seen. At Dr. Gilreath's office I've been seen on time every time. They seem to have systems in place to make every part of your visit run smoothly. From how they took x-rays, to billing and appointments, to the work done by the hygienist/dentist, everything seems to run like a well oiled machine. On top of that all the staff are all friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. The office space itself is also quite nice. Very clean, well maintained, and seems very "up to date" with their equipment. If you're looking for a dentist and are anywhere in the northwest metro area I would highly recommend Dr. Gilreath.

Jhion R.

The staff is always so courteous and personable. They make us feel like family every time we have an appointment. Service is excellent, too. My wife recently went for a cleaning and Dr. Gilreath noticed a chip in one of her fillings. He knew we recently had another baby and that her time was very limited so he went ahead and did the filling right then and there, an extra thirty minutes tops. Dr. Gilreath is always looking at the big picture and really knows his stuff. We will never go anywhere else

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