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From a fall to a sports injury, car crash or simply chewing ice, dental accidents can occur at any time. For most individuals, discovering that a tooth is chipped or broken leads to panic. Fortunately, advancements in general dentistry have awarded dentists a variety of methods to repair and save chipped or broken teeth. To ensure that the most appropriate repair treatment is provided, dentists classify chipped teeth according to the following:

  • Crazed lines (shallow, tiny cracks)
  • Fractured cusp (a break in the tooth’s chewing surface)
  • Cracked tooth (a crack extending from the chewing surface to the root)
  • Split tooth (the result of a long-term cracked tooth which has distinct sections)
  • Vertical root fracture (a crack extending from the root to the chewing surface)

When teeth are cracked or chipped, dental composite bonding is a tried and true way to repair and restore teeth. In short, dental putty is applied to a prepared tooth and is dried and shaped to match the rest of the tooth. In another case, a veneer is bonded to the entire front surface of a tooth. For cracks along the biting surfaces of teeth, a crown represents a common restorative measure and involves placing a “cap” over the entire chewing surface. When damage extends to the pulp or root of a tooth, the best repair is often root canal therapy. This involves removing the tooth’s nerve, filling it with soothing materials and placing a crown on top. When a tooth cannot be preserved, or when the crack or chip reaches below the gum line, a dental implant is a viable option that replaces the entire tooth.

If you believe that your tooth is chipped or broken, Dr. Mitzi Morris and her team encourage you to call right away. While you may not need to be seen immediately, failing to contact us may result in pain or costly repairs in the future.

Repairs to Cracked or Broken Teeth

When your tooth has become cracked or broken, it’s our goal to prevent further damage to the tooth as well as the threat of infection. That’s why Dr. Mitzi Morris encourages patients to call right away when they discover that their tooth is damaged.

Depending on the severity and location of the cracked or broken tooth, treatment may involve a dental filling or bonding procedure in which tooth-colored composite resin is used to fill in or cover the damaged portion of the tooth. In cases where a large portion of a tooth breaks off, the remaining portion of the tooth may be filed so that a tooth-shaped crown can be applied. Crowns are designed using a variety of materials, including metal, porcelain, resin or ceramic. Again, the severity of the damage to the tooth is considered in choosing the most appropriate material for each patient, while still considering aesthetic preferences and budget. Dental veneers and root canal therapy are other options for repairing cracked or broken teeth.

With great attention to detail as well as the form and function of your smile, Dr. Mitzi Morris provides compassionate, gentle dentistry throughout Roswell and the surrounding communities. When your tooth becomes cracked or broken, it’s important to contact Dr. Morris and the team right away. While your injury may not warrant emergency care, we can provide insight into what to do next, so that your oral health is not compromised.

Our Patient Reviews

Mitzi D. Morris, DMD, PC

4.8/ 5.0

Based on 44 reviews

  • Dr. Morris is an excellent dentist. Her ability to relate to her patients makes her a stand-out amongst those in her profession. She practices dentistry with superior technique and care. Her staff is friendly, helpful, and accommodating. I feel she hires only the best! One special mention: I suffer from panic attacks at times- along with claustrophobia. Dr. Morris is the first dentist I have ever had who helped calm my fears. Thus, my experience exceeded expectations! Great service!

    Cathy Q
  • Going to a new dentist can be stressful, but this experience was the BEST I have ever had. Dr. Morris and Dr. Fields are a cut above the rest, and they offer state of the art technology, and an environment that takes the sting out of going to the dentist for sure. Conveniently located in Roswell, the staff is caring, patient-focused, and efficient. I've never smiled so much at a dentist's office! I highly recommend friends and family making their next visit to this dentist. Pain free!!!!

    Lesley G
  • Definitely would recommend Dr. Morris to anyone. She has been my dentist for over 8 years! Dr. Morris is extremely personable and is serious about the completing the best care possible. Great established dental team! Very accommodating to your schedule.

    Kelly T
  • Great and very educational experience. Compared to my last two dentists this experience blows them both out of the water. The staff is very friendly, and very helpful. I had to go in for a total of four visits a few weeks apart from each other. They made me feel very comfortable the entire time and kept making sure I was pleased. Getting a deep cleaning went very smoothly. It was also brought to my attention that the way I was flossing was incorrect. And have since changed methods. I worked specifically with Dr. Morris. She was very nice, and took the time to explain things. Which is a huge plus for me. Dr. Morris and the staff members worked effortlessly together. I was comfortable enough to sit back and relax, strangely enough, while having cavities drilled and fillings put in. Billing and scheduling appointments, as well as follow up for confirmation of upcoming appointments was very easy. I will say my favorite part of the experience was how friendly of an environment the staff has created. That alone is deserving of a 5 star review, and the rest is honestly icing on the cake. I highly recommend this practice on all fronts and will continue using them!

    Eric F
  • I transferred from a long-term and very good relationship with my former dentist because of a move, and I was a little apprehensive about a new dentist. Dr. Morris has been great. She is friendly, patient-concerned and the office is new, comfortable and clean. Everyone seems to enjoy working there. I feel like I'm in good hands!

    Christopher P
  • Dr. Morris and her staff are very professional. Additionally, she as well as her staff have an excellent "bedside manner." The office is new and well equipped. If one has an appointment and an earlier one opens up, Dr. Morris offers it to her patients as she did with my last appointment.

    David G
  • I have never met a staff so nice and charming. This staff will make you feel comfortable and relaxed in Dr. Morris's Spa like office and everyone is professional and approachable too. Andrea R. explained the process of my appointment and procedures and is definitely a highly-educated and thorough dental hygenist -- SHE IS A ROCKSTAR. I'm so glad that Dr. Morris and her dental team have been my "go-to" for the last 5 years, and I wont be going anywhere else! Overall - A++ Dr. Morris...highly recommended to my family and friends!!!

    Adam O
  • I've been a patient of Dr. Mitzi Morris for many years, and recommend her without reservation. The office is modern. clean and spacious. The staff has always been welcoming and very helpful. And the women who work for her as dental technicians are fantastic; they do a professional and effective deep cleaning, but with a careful, gentle touch. It is clear to me that Dr. Morris reads her professional journals and upgrades her practice to stay very current with the latest best practices in dentistry. (I have had some dentists who stopped updating their practices after leaving dental school!) With Dr. Morris you can count on receiving the very latest dental technology. Her prices are very fair, and I have never been surprised by an unexpected cost or had problems with insurance not covering services rendered.

    Bruce C

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Roswell, GA 30076

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