Realizing that you’ve just broken a tooth can be a devastating feeling. But rest assured that broken teeth are one of the more common emergencies dentists deal with, and the solution may be easier than you think.
If you have a broken tooth, your Sarasota, FL dentist needs to address the damage as soon as possible. The first step is to call us at (941) 927-8287 and let us know what’s going on so we can determine which broken tooth treatment is right for you.
Options We Offer to Repair a Broken Tooth
The method we recommend to repair a broken tooth at our Sarasota dental office depends on the extent of the damage and where in your mouth the tooth is located. First, we need to evaluate your situation to determine the best way to help you.
We’ll take an x-ray of the tooth to identify any underlying damage to the tooth pulp or nerves. Dr. Kaya Aygen will then explain all of your treatment options and make sure you understand the benefits of each.
Fillings, Bonding, Porcelain Veneers
If the break involves your tooth enamel or part of your filling, we might recommend:
- Replacing the filling
- Building up the broken portion of the tooth with dental bonding
- Placing a porcelain veneer on the tooth to conceal the break
Dental Crowns, Root Canals
Depending on the location and extent of the damage, we might also suggest a dental crown. For a break that extends into the pulp or nerve of the tooth, we would also need to perform a root canal.
Tooth Extraction, Dental Implants
The worst-case scenario is that if the fracture is very severe, we may not be able to restore the tooth using any of the above methods. In this case, we would recommend removing the tooth and replacing it with a bridge or dental implant.
Do You Need Help with a Broken Tooth in Sarasota, FL?
If you break a tooth, try not to panic. Call Sarasota Dental Arts and let our team know what happened so they can get you on our schedule as soon as possible and give you instructions for coping with the problem until we see you.