Repairing a Broken Tooth and Chipped Teeth
The feeling when you realize your tooth has broken or chipped is one we hope our visitors never have. Teeth are not indestructible and do have their limits for how long they can stand strong pressure. A broken tooth can be from chewing on something hard or even falling and hitting your head or mouth area. The more decay a tooth has endured, the more likely it will break as well.
No need to fear or panic though. Our dentists at Farmington Village Dental have a few ways to fix your situation. We will be able to give you your full smile back with little to no proof that any damage was done.
What To Do With a Broken Tooth
Visit us or your nearest emergency dentist as soon as you can. Leaving a broken or chipped tooth alone for too long could result in further damage or even infection which may end with the loss of the tooth. If the pain is hard to handle, take any over-the-counter pain reliever and rinse your mouth with salt water (might hurt a little but will help clean the broken tooth). If you need to eat something, try and find something soft and avoid chewing with the damaged teeth. Biting down on the broken tooth can also further the damage and cause a lot of pain.
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Options to Fix Your Broken Tooth
Depending on the severity of the broken tooth or the chipped teeth, there are a few treatments we have.
- Dental Filling or Bonding: If the issue is small enough that only a little piece of tooth enamel was damaged, we can fix this with a quick filling. If its a bit bigger or if the broken tooth is a front tooth, then we will bond the tooth. We use a tooth colored resin that will take the place of the broken piece and look like your original tooth.
- Dental Veneers: A veneer is a thin shell that is tooth-colored that will cover the break or chip in your tooth. They are typically made out of porcelain or resin composite material. The procedure for putting in a veneer takes longer than a tooth filling or bonding but can be more resilient to breaking again.
Don’t Wait, Get it Fixed Quick
If you are suffering from a chipped, cracked, worn, or broken teeth, don’t wait to get it fixed. Give us a call at (860) 676-2288 to set up an appointment. Our goal is to help you have healthy teeth so you don’t have to worry about a sudden broken tooth. But we know accidents can happen, so when you’re in need, we will be there for you to fix your smile.