Caught with a chipped or broken tooth can be a major dental emergency depending upon the cause and needs of the patient. If you’ve experienced a chipped tooth, a cracked tooth, or a broken tooth, speaking with a dentist professional can aid in minimizing the damage to your mouth and teeth as well as assist in the likelihood of a successful repair.
Whether it’s a cracked tooth towards the back or a broken front tooth, there are a number of causes for these types of dental emergencies as well as a number of ways to fix them. If you’ve fallen, been struck in the mouth, or have been in a car accident, it’s likely that you may have a tooth loose or have had a tooth knocked out. Assess the damage. If this is the case, it is important to see a dentist as soon as possible. In some cases, a dentist will be able to successfully restore the tooth to the socket if it is a broken tooth. If not, a chipped tooth or cracked tooth both offer different fixes.
Restoration of a chipped or cracked tooth may include veneers, crowns, or dental bonding. Depending upon the option selected, each of these should be able to restore your tooth to its original appearance. Minor damage may be fixed with a tooth cap while more major damage may require dental inlays or dental onlays. The process of dental bonding uses a composite resin to re-shape the chipped teeth to their original outline, a successful method for many types. Meanwhile, veneers use a porcelain shell placed over the front of the tooth to cover any chips, cracks, or breaks. Crowns require a more extensive re-shaping of the tooth or teeth but has proven to be successful in repairing severe damage.
If you have broken teeth, there is no reason to panic. The first step is to get an assessment done by a dentist who will be able to recommend treatment options. Scheduling an appointment with Molson Park Dental Office will give you information on the break, its cause, and if the tooth’s nerves are in danger or have been affected in any way.
If you choose not to schedule an appointment with a dentist professional then any number of things can happen including permanent nerve damage if it is a broken tooth or at the very least, you may experience an extreme discomfort when that tooth is exposed to air, heat, or cold.
We have already assisted many members of the community with chipped, broken, and cracked teeth. The unfortunate misfortune of chipped or broken teeth is all too common. It can happen at the most inconvenient of times and with no warning. If it does happen, you know you’re in good hands with us. Don’t wait longer than you need to. We don’t want to see that tooth get infected or even fall out if it’s neglected.
If you’ve had a tooth injury, please contact us at your earliest to speak with a dentist professional with the experience and know-how to guide you towards a solution that meets your needs.