Accidents happen all the time. Either at home, work, or even during sports, accidents could occur and result in some injuries that require emergency treatment. Dental injuries are common results of accidents, and broken teeth are a prominent one. When you suffer broken teeth, your smile and ability to chew or talk is threatened. Getting immediate care and treatment can ensure that your smile is restored and your oral functions are optimal. At Queen Anne Family Dental, we provide emergency dentistry and restorative treatments for patients with broken teeth.
When accidents that affect our mouth and teeth happen, it is always a smart option to get dental help immediately. The following are considered dental emergencies. Getting your teeth knocked out or loose, breaking your teeth or chipping them severely, bleeding that cannot be controlled, severe and sudden toothache. You may be tempted to treat them on your own or delay the treatment until later, but they call for emergency dentistry. These concerns should be treated as soon as possible to avoid future complications.
When a tooth is severely broken or fractured, putting it back together is not always an option. You can have it restored, or if the fracture is severe, an extraction will be required. Our professionals perform tooth extractions to remove damaged teeth that are beyond repair. To do this, the affected tooth will be examined and you will receive a local anesthesia to keep you comfortable during the extraction procedure.
Carefully, we will cut a tiny incision in your gums to allow complete removal of the tooth from its root. Once it is removed, pressure will be applied to stop any bleeding and swelling. Following a tooth extraction, you may decide to replace the lost tooth with implants or a dental bridge.
Restoring Broken Teeth
When the treatment does not require an extraction, you will be presented with some options of restorative dentistry. Depending on the size of the fracture, you might require a porcelain filling, dental bonding, or placement of dental crowns. Porcelain dental fillings are great for people who have cracks that are large and are in obvious places. These fillings are made with materials that blend with the color of your teeth. Porcelain fillings last long and do not stain easily, so your smile will be as bright as usual.
Dental Crowns and Bonding
Dental bonding is used to fix small cracks or chips on a tooth. A composite resin material that is the same color as your natural tooth is used to repair the cracks and restore your tooth functionality. Dental Crowns are tooth-shaped caps that are placed on broken teeth to protect them from further damage. Dental crowns are worn permanently, and once placed, they look like your normal teeth. To receive dental crowns, your teeth will have to be shaped so that the crown can fit perfectly and blend in.
Broken teeth can affect how you chew, talk, or even affect the confidence of your smile. The good news is you do not have to deal with all of these impediments. Reach out to our professionals today to understand how you can restore your broken teeth to a satisfactory state. You can schedule a consultation with us today at Queen Anne Family Dental by calling us at (206) 424-4450 to learn more.