It can happen to anyone. You bite into a piece of something hard. Then, your tooth splits. Maybe your favorite young athlete forgot to put in her mouthguard before her lacrosse game…again, and this time, her smile paid the price. A broken tooth is no laughing matter, and it can steal the smile from your face. Lucky for you, your Scarborough emergency dentist is here to help. There are a number of ways to repair your broken tooth and get the smile back on your face quickly and comfortably.
Why You Should Repair Broken Teeth Right Away
When a tooth is broken, it can lead to damage that affects the rest of your smile. The sharp points of a broken tooth can lacerate the soft tissue. It can also cause excessive wear to the opposing tooth. To protect the damaged smile, you will likely change the way you chew and speak to avoid discomfort or further injury. This places excess strain on the healthy teeth, weakening them and increasing the risk of damage, wear, and decay. Shifts in the way you speak and chew will also place excess strain on the joints connecting the jaw and skull bone, which can lead to a serious oral health concern, TMJ dysfunction.
Broken Tooth Treatment Options
If you break off a large piece of your tooth, retrieve it and store it in cool water until you reach our office. You should also call our team immediately, so we can set aside time for you to visit us to begin your restoration plan. Some of the ways we can repair broken teeth include:
- Dental crowns – a dental crown fits completely over the top of a damaged tooth replacing the lost structure and protecting the damaged tooth.
- Porcelain veneers – in some cases where the broken tooth isn’t affecting your smile’s function, we may be able to use porcelain veneers to conceal the break to restore your smile’s flawless appearance.
- Cosmetic bonding – for minor breaks and chips, tooth-colored, composite resin filling material can be used to repair lost tooth structure in just one visit.
- Tooth replacement – if teeth are too severely damaged to be saved, we also offer a wide range of tooth replacement solutions, including fixed bridges and implant retained dental crowns.
Meet the Bal Dental Centre Team
Every member of the Bal Dental Centre team is dedicated to helping patients achieve and maintain their healthiest smiles for a lifetime. Our highly skilled dentists and dental team members put years of training and experience to work offering fast repair for patients experiencing dental emergencies. At our Scarborough dental office, we welcome patients in need of treatment right away, and in most cases, we can start restoring your oral health on the same day you call in need of urgent care. If you or a loved one experience a broken tooth or other emergencies, call us right away. We will answer any questions over the phone and schedule an urgent dental care appointment to see you as soon as possible.