Broken Front Tooth! Now What?
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Looking in the mirror after breaking a front tooth can be a devastating experience. Maybe you fell playing football or were chewing ice or hard candy. Hindsight is 20/20! But don’t panic or despair, your tooth can be fixed, and your smile and self-esteem restored as well. At Arena Family Dentistry Worcester we have experience in dealing with all kinds of dental emergencies.
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The first thing that needs to happen is you getting here to see us. We need to determine how badly the tooth is damaged. Acting quickly can also help you to avoid further damage and possible infection. It may even save your tooth. After determining the severity of the break, options will be discussed. These may include;
Composite Bonding – Putty can be applied to the tooth and an ultraviolet light to harden the material. Once dried it is shaped and polished and will match the rest of your teeth.
Veneers – A veneer is bonded to the broken tooth providing realistic results. Veneers last up to 30 years.
Root Canal – If the crack in your tooth extends into the pulp you may need a root canal to prevent the crack from spreading.
Tooth Extraction – If the crack in the tooth extends below your gum-line your tooth may need to be extracted. A dental implant can replace the missing tooth.
After the dentist in Worcester does an evaluation on your broken tooth he/she will discuss your options. At Arena Family Dentistry we understand how important your smile is and we will work with you to determine the best plan possible. Your tooth will be repaired, your smile will be restored, and life will go on! Your optimal dental health is our number one priority.
From emergencies to regular dental check-ups, Arena Family Dental is here for you and your family to care for all of your dental needs.