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4 Treatment for a Broken Tooth


Posted on 3/8/2021 by Dr. Poovey
4 Treatment for a Broken ToothBroken tooth is a more common issue than you may think. Although our teeth are quite sturdy, they can still get broken, cracked or fractured.

Tooth damage can lead to serious pain and make your teeth prone to infection. If you have a chipped or broken tooth, visit a dentist as soon as possible. Here are the four main procedures that are commonly used to fix a broken tooth:

Ceramic Filling


Filling the gap may be important when you have a broken tooth. It helps restore your tooth strength considerably. With CEREC technology, this process is often completed in a single sitting. A filling is often the only step required when only a small part of tooth enamel is chipped off.

Composite Bonding


Bonding was initially used to repair yellow or decayed teeth, but is now increasingly used to repair broken teeth. It lasts for more than 10 years, does not require an anesthetic, and blends with the tooth's natural color easily.

Root Canal


A root canal is required when a substantial area of the pulp is affected or when tooth damage causes serious pain. The procedure involves retaining the outer shell of the tooth while removing the soft pulp from the inside. If the broken tooth has not damaged the outer structure of the tooth, it is usual to proceed with a root canal.

Crowns


Once a root canal treatment is complete, your dentist may suggest protecting the tooth using a crown. It is crucial to get a broken tooth crowned when it is too weak to sustain without it. A crown serves as a cap that shields a tooth to preserve its function and bring back its natural look.

Aside from these 4 common treatments, your dentist may recommend an implant if the crack in your tooth runs all the way into your gum line. At JP Dental & Implant Center, experienced professionals offer expert treatment for your dental woes. Schedule a visit with us by calling us at (970) 822-7622 today.

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