Repairing a Broken Tooth

Posted on : 28-01-2013 | By : Haddon Suttner | In : Dentist and Dentistry, Oral Health, Preventive Dentistry

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Teeth are important in many ways. If you take care of them, they’ll help take care of you. Strong, healthy teeth help you chew the right foods to help you grow. They help you speak clearly.While teeth are very strong, they sometimes can break or chip due to an injury, biting down on something hard, or from being weakened by cavities.



How  To Care Broken Tooth

If tooth is broken, chipped, or fractured meet dentist as soon as possible. Otherwise tooth could be damaged further or become infected. If the tooth is painful, take pain reliever. Rinse your mouth with salt water. If the break has caused a sharp or jagged edge, cover it with a piece of wax paraffin or sugarless chewing gum to keep it from cutting your tongue or the inside of your lip or cheek. Eat soft foods and avoid biting down on the broken tooth.  Treatment for a broken tooth will depend on how severely it is damaged. If only a small piece of enamel broke off, the repair can usually be done simply. A badly damaged or broken tooth may require a more lengthy and costly procedure.

Some Ways To Repair Broken Teeth

Dental Filling or Bonding

Bonding is a simple procedure that typically does not require numbing the tooth. To bond a tooth, the dentist first etches its surface with a liquid to roughen it and make the bonding material adhere to it. Secondly, the dentist applies an adhesive material to the tooth, followed by the bonding material. After shaping the bonding material to look like a natural tooth, the dentist uses an ultraviolet light to harden the material.

Dental Cap or Crown

If a large piece of tooth breaks off or the tooth has a lot of decay, the dentist may grind or file away part of the remaining tooth and cover it with a crown, or tooth-shaped cap, made to protect the tooth and improve its appearance. Permanent crowns can be made from metal, porcelain fused to metal, all resin, or all ceramic. All metal crowns are the strongest. Porcelain and resin crowns can be made to look nearly identical to the original tooth.


For further details take guidelines from your dentist. You may call Dr. Haddon Suttner for any type of dental problems on 02 9365 6197. For details about the services visit Dentist Bondi.

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