5 Dental procedures repair broken tooth

May 15, 2018/ bristoldental/ 0


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If your unfortunate to have a broken tooth Mississauga dentist can help repair it by using one of five procedures.

Which procedure; will depend on how the tooth is broken and which tooth it is.

The procedures used are;

  1. Bonding uses resin to fill in and shape the tooth where it is broken
  2. Veneers are used to cover fractures
  3. Crowns or caps will cover the break and strengthen the tooth
  4. A root canal will help save the tooth, often a root canal will also have a crown placed on it to help strengthen the tooth
  5. Dental implant when the tooth is broken beyond repair the tooth will be extracted and an implant put in the covered by a crown or cap

Types of breaks in teeth

Even though people say they have a broken tooth it does not necessarily mean it is broken in two or a piece is missing.

Six types of breaks in teeth;

  • Chipped a small piece has fallen off
  • Crazed cracks in the tooth’s enamel
  • Cracked a deep crack that stretches down to the nerve of the tooth
  • Cusp break a break, chip, or crack on the biting surface of the tooth
  • Split leaves the tooth in two pieces
  • Broken a large piece has fallen or broken off and the tooth is bleeding and painful

How to deal with a broken tooth

Here are some tips to take care of a broken tooth until you can see your Mississauga dentist ;

  • If there are sharp edges, place some paraffin wax over it
  • If it is bleeding use a cold compress and apply gentle pressure after gently rinsing your mouth with cool water
  • If it has been broken off; rinse your mouth gently with an antiseptic mouth rinse