Broken and Worn Teeth Florham Park NJ
Most patients don’t realize that worn teeth, chipped teeth, or broken teeth are often times 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 commonly due to an undiagnosed condition.
Chipped Tooth Repair
If you have a single chipped tooth or broken tooth caused by an injury or accident, Dr. Raj Upadya 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. Upadya 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
Dr. Upadya’s focus is in solving complex dental problems like chronically broken or worn teeth. He has completed advanced post graduate training to diagnose and treat these problems including TMJ disorders.
Dr. Upadya also uses the latest technology in bite analysis so that he can get a precise picture of what is happening in your mouth. Tools like the T-Scan allow him to electronically measure the force and timing of the bite, while the Joint Vibration Analysis gives him the ability to “hear” disharmony in the jaw joints.
Schedule a Consultation
If you are searching for a New Jersey dentist to take care of your complex dental problems including broken or worn teeth, contact Esthetic Dental Care in Florham Park to make an appointment with Dr. Raj Upadya. We gladly welcomes new patients and out of town patients.
Call us at 973-241-5169 or click here to request more information.