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What Are Your Options If Your Tooth is Broken Beyond Repair?

Broken teeth are the most common type of dental emergency. In some cases, it’s possible to carry out repairs and save the tooth, but if the damage is too extensive, your dentist may recommend replacing the tooth. If it’s impossible to salvage a broken tooth, there are some excellent treatment options on offer.

What options are available if a tooth is beyond repair?

If your dentist believes that it’s better to replace the tooth than to try and restore it, there are various options available. Extracting the tooth may be a daunting prospect, but there are some incredible tooth replacement methods out there today. If you’ve lost your teeth, we can recommend a viable treatment option based on your needs and preferences. Options include:

Dental implants: dental implants are titanium prostheses, which are implanted into the jaw bone to act as a substitute tooth root. Once the new root is in position, it can be attached to a crown, a denture or a dental bridge. Implants are designed to last for many years, and they are a versatile option, as they can be used to replace a single tooth or multiple lost teeth.

Dental bridges: dental bridges are a convenient, swift solution for patients with missing teeth. A dental bridge is usually made from a false tooth, which is fused to a crown on either side. Bridges can be made from ceramics for seamless aesthetics, and they can be fitted in just two appointments. Although they are not a permanent solution, they last around 15 years.

Dentures: if you have multiple missing teeth, you may be advised to consider dentures. Dentures are sets of false teeth, which are designed to look and function like healthy natural teeth.

If you need urgent assistance for a broken tooth, don’t hesitate to get in touch! If we can’t save the tooth, we have a raft of amazing treatment options on offer to restore your smile.

Did you know we can restore broken teeth to look like new?

We know all too well that accidents and injuries can happen at any time. If you break a tooth or you have a chipped tooth, don’t panic. We can restore damaged teeth and have them looking like new in no time at all. If you need help, give us a call today!

How we restore broken teeth

We have various treatments available for restoring damaged and broken teeth. If you think you may have cracked a tooth or you’ve chipped your teeth, the best thing to do is get in touch and make an appointment. When you see one of our expert dentists, they will examine your mouth and have a good look at the tooth. They will use tests, such as dental X-rays, to determine the severity of the problem and this will help them to ascertain which treatments will be most effective.

If the tooth is fractured, it may be necessary to fit a new crown. Crowns are dental restorations, which are often known as caps as they sit on top of the natural tooth structure. The crown is made to order for a perfect fit and we can use tooth-coloured materials, including porcelain, to create a natural looking aesthetic. Crowns improve the look of the teeth, but they also strengthen the teeth and reduce the risk of further injury. Once they are in place, crowns should last around five years.

If the tooth is chipped, rather than broken, we may use a filling to restore it or a cosmetic technique called dental bonding. Bonding involves using a material called dental composite to repair and reshape the tooth. The material comes in many different shades, so your dentist will select the closest match to your natural tooth colour. At room temperature, composite is like putty, and this enables your dentist to mould it to fit the tooth perfectly. Once the composite has been positioned, it will be set using a curing light. Bonding only takes around an hour, and there’s no pain involved.

If you have a broken tooth, call now and we’ll do our best to restore your smile as quickly as possible!

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