From a unexpected olive stone to hard seeds in granary bread – broken teeth can occur regardless of how much care you take of your teeth. Large metal fillings are also known to weaken teeth, causing them to break. Thankfully, there are a number of simple yet effective ways that we can repair broken teeth so you can eat and smile with confidence once more.
We offer a number of treatments for a broken tooth, but which one we recommend will depend on the nature of the break and the condition of the tooth in question.
If your tooth is only slightly damaged, it is likely that we will simply fill the tooth or use a process called dental bonding.
If it is more badly damaged we may well suggest that a crown be fitted to repair the broken tooth.
However, if the tooth is not healthy and the breakage was caused by the tooth being weakened through decay, more comprehensive action may need to be taken. If the tooth was infected and has spread to the pulp of your tooth, it is likely that this will have to be removed and then filled using a root canal procedure. Once this has been done, the tooth may be restored with a crown or onlay.
We understand how upsetting it can be to crack or damage a tooth, as well as painful in some cases. We have emergency appointments available for patients who need them, so we can make you more comfortable as quickly as possible.
Our experienced team will take the time to explain the most suitable options available to repair your damaged tooth, giving you the chance to ask questions and make a decision about the best solution for you. With our gentle and effective treatments you will be able to get the function and appearance restored quickly and easily.