Fix Broken & Chipped Tooth
Broken or chipped teeth can cause many issues for your oral health, from difficulty eating to oral infection. Fortunately, there are a variety of treatments available that can help repair the damaged teeth, and restore function and aesthetics to your smile. There are different types of treatment options available, steps you should take if you have broken teeth, and how to care for your teeth after treatment.
What are the main reasons that cause a tooth crack or chip?
Most commonly, tooth cracks or chips are caused by physical trauma, such as a fall or blow to the face. Cavities and extensive grinding/clenching habits weaken the teeth’s structure while acidic foods/drinks erode them over time.
What are the symptoms of a cracked or broken tooth?
What are the treatment options for broken or chipped teeth?
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How Long Does it Take To Fix a Broken Tooth?
The amount of time it takes to fix a broken tooth depends on the type and extent of the damage. Minor chips or cracks can often be fixed in one appointment, while more extensive damage may require multiple visits.
Additionally, some treatments such as crowns, veneers or dental implants may take longer to complete. If you have any questions or concerns about the treatment time for your broken tooth, consult with our emergency dentist.
It is important to take care of a broken or chipped tooth as soon as possible in order to prevent further damage and ensure proper healing. If you suspect that you have a cracked or broken tooth, make an appointment with your dentist today.
Cost Of Repairing a Broken
The cost of tooth removal will vary based on the complexity of the procedure, the type of anesthesia used and whether the extraction is performed by a general dentist or an oral surgeon. fixing chipped teeth is typically covered by most dental insurance plans, but it’s always best to check with your provider to find out what is covered.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, a cracked or chipped tooth is considered a dental emergency. If the crack is severe enough, it can lead to an infection and cause further damage to the teeth, gums and nerves. It’s important to seek treatment immediately if you think you have a cracked or chipped tooth. Contact our emergency dentist right away for a same-day appointment.
The most common causes of broken or chipped teeth are tooth decay, trauma due to injury or accident, poor dental hygiene or habits such as nail-biting or grinding.
The best way to treat a broken tooth depends on the severity of the damage and what type of treatment is recommended by your dentist. This could include bonding, filling, veneers, crowns or even root canal therapy.
The cost varies based on the type of treatment chosen and any insurance coverage you may have. Generally speaking, simpler treatments such as fillings are cheaper while more involved treatments such as crowns can more expensive.
Yes! While more severe cases may require more involved procedures such as root canal therapy coupled with cosmetic dentistry techniques like porcelain veneers or crowns in order to restore function and aesthetics back into your smile.
Insurance coverage usually depends on your individual policy but some forms will cover part or all of the costs associated with fixing a broken tooth depending on what type of procedure is necessary for repair. It’s always best to check with your provider before getting any work done so you know exactly what is covered under your policy.
While there are some natural remedies that may help reduce pain associated with damaged teeth such as clove oil or peppermint tea bags these will not actually fix the problem at hand unless coupled with professional dental care from an experienced dentist who can assess the situation and recommend appropriate treatments.
It’s always best practice to contact an emergency dentist right away if you think that you may need restorative care; especially if there is extreme discomfort or bleeding present which could indicate an infection requiring immediate attention. Waiting too long can result in further damage down the line which can lead to the additional expenses associated with repairs further down the road so it’s recommended that you seek out help right away if at all possible.
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Our Service Area
Connolly Dental offers chipped, cracked and broken tooth repair and all dental emergencies to people in Perth’s northern suburbs and surrounding areas including, Connolly, Currambine, Joondalup, Iluka, Burns Beach, Kinross, Mindarie, Clarkson, Edgewater, Heathridge, Ocean Reef, Mullaloo, Kallaroo, Hillarys, Sorrento, Duncraig, Greenwood, Kingsley, Woodvale, Wanneroo, Carramar, Banksia Grove, Padbury, Marmion, North Beach, Trigg, Karrinyup, Quinns Rocks.