If you have a broken or chipped tooth
as a result of a very recent trauma or accident, contact your dentist
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you have a broken or chipped tooth that is not the result
of a recent trauma, Dr. Fallin can evaluate the tooth for possible treatment. It is still important
to have the tooth evaluated right away, because in some situations
a minor procedure now can save you from a more significant procedure
in the near future!
A very small chip may be corrected by enamel
shaping. If the chip is a little larger, the best options may
be bonding or a veneer.
Large chips and fractured teeth generally require a crown.
If the fracture involves the nerve, Root
Canal Therapy may be necessary before the tooth is crowned.
It is important to have a broken tooth crowned before it
becomes infected or abscessed!
In extreme cases, a broken tooth cannot be saved.
In this case, an extraction is needed.
The missing tooth can be replaced with a bridge
or an implant.
Each case is unique. Only your dentist can properly
diagnose the best course of treatment for your tooth.