Dental Filling or Bonding
If you have chipped off just a small piece of tooth enamel, your dentist may repair the damage with a filling.
If the repair is to a front tooth or can be seen when you smile, your dentist will likely use a procedure called bonding, which uses a tooth-colored composite resin.15 Aug 2018
Can a broken tooth be saved?
If the crack has extended into the pulp, the tooth can be treated with a root canal procedure and a crown to protect the crack from spreading. However, if the crack extends below the gum line, it is no longer treatable, and the tooth cannot be saved and will need to be extracted.
What happens if a broken tooth goes untreated?
If left untreated, a broken tooth can become infected. In some instances, the infection can spread to the head and neck and cause serious health problems. In rare cases, an untreated broken tooth may even become life-threatening.
Is a broken tooth a dental emergency?
If you are in severe pain, are bleeding excessively, have a major break, or have lost a tooth, that is a dental emergency and you should contact us. As emergency dental specialists, we’ll be able to schedule an appointment immediately and advise you on the next steps to take.14 Jun 2013
How do you fix a broken tooth?
The appropriate treatment for a chipped tooth will depend on how much of the tooth has broken off. A small chip isn’t generally an emergency; it can often be repaired with dental bonding, which involves layering on a durable, tooth-colored material to restore the tooth’s shape.