Broke your tooth or chipped it and don’t know what to do? It’s very important that you contact our dentist as soon as possible. Earlier intervention may very well save your tooth! Until you see our dentist, however, here are a few things you can do on your own. You can start by taking some over-the-counter pain relievers such as Nurofen and icing the affected area to help with any pain. Gently rinse your mouth with salt water to clean the area.
We strongly against eating hard/hot foods until you make it to your appointment to reduce the risk of bacteria settling in and further irritation. If your tooth has been completely knocked out and is still in one piece, we recommend handling it by the crown (avoiding the root) and placing it milk to prevent it from drying out. There’s a chance that we might be able to reattach the tooth.
The severity of the damage to your tooth will determine what treatment options are available to you so only upon an assessment with one of our dental professionals will we be able to come up with a treatment plan best suited for your smile but read below for some of the options we have available to help you if you have a broken, chipped or fractured tooth.
Have just a tiny chip or crack in your tooth? Then we may use a simple dental filling to repair it. Fillings are made out of a protective material commonly used to treat tooth decay, but it can also help repair minor fractures and strengthen your tooth, keeping it healthy for many years to come. Click below for more information on our tooth-coloured fillings.
If your teeth are chipped or mildly cracked, dental bonding may be another option we can use to fix it. Dental bonding can fill the cracks/gaps by sculpting a tooth-coloured resin over your tooth, which is then cured into place using blue light. This is an affordable and simple procedure that can be completed over the course of just one appointment.
Dental veneers are a perfect long-term solution you could use to help cover up chipped teeth that are of no health concern. These thin, tooth coloured shells are extremely durable and are placed over the surface of your teeth to mask any small flaws underneath. Learn more about dental veneers and if this is the right solution for you by clicking the button below.
Dental crowns are the GOLD STANDARD when it comes to protecting your tooth and also restoring its appearance. A dental crown is much like a little cap, designed specifically to fit over your tooth after the damaged portion is removed. They help keep your teeth from wearing down or cracking further down to the roots as the years pass by, and also cover any other issues you may have like discoloration or poorly-shaped teeth. Learn more about how we can use dental crowns to fix your broken tooth below:
If you have a severely damaged tooth or the majority of it is broken off with only the root remaining, a root canal might be needed to save it. This involves cleaning out and placing a post in the canal of your tooth in order to strengthen it enough to place a dental crown on top that will fully restore your smile. A root canal is the best option we have to help with a broken tooth that’s causing you immense pain or sensitivity.
In the event that completely removing your broken tooth is the best and only option, you can use a dental implant to fill up the consequential gap. Dental implants are an extremely reliable form of tooth replacement that uses a titanium screw to secure down a new prosthetic tooth. This new tooth will look and feel exactly like your natural tooth! Click below to learn more about our high quality dental implants and how they work.