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Broken Tooth

At Pony Express Dental we care about your oral health and want to help you maintain a healthy smile for a lifetime. Whether you break a tooth due to decay or trauma, we are here for you. With our state-of-the-art dental equipment, we are equipped to help you restore your smile. We invite you to keep reading for more information about repairing a broken tooth in Daybreak, Utah.

 

Is A Broken Tooth Only Due To Trauma? 

The answer is no, not necessarily. A break in a tooth can happen because of decay, grinding, and age. Tooth decay can weaken the structure of the tooth and become so large that it breaks the tooth. Grinding can put pressure on the tooth causing it to break overtime. For similar reasons, age can weaken teeth and cause them to break. 

 

How Do I Know If I Have A Cracked Tooth? 

Broken teeth present in different ways. Some symptoms you may feel include: 

  • Sensitivity while eating due to Pressure and Cold/Hot
  • Intermittent Pain 
  • Swelling Around the Tooth

 

How Can I Fix A Broken Tooth?

There are many ways to fix a broken tooth. Here are a few of the most common ways to repair a broken tooth at Pony Express Dental. 

Dental Filling: This is the simplest way to repair a broken tooth. Yet, this will only work in small breaks. The dentist fills the tooth in with a composite resin and then seals it with the heat of a blue light. 

Dental Crown: A more complex way to repair a broken tooth is through a dental crown. In this procedure, the dentist will remove the crown of the tooth and replace it with an artificial crown. This crown is often made of porcelain. The material is strong and stain resistant. 

Dental Bridge: If you have more than one broken tooth, then a dental bridge might be the best option. This procedure is like a crown. The bridge is also made of porcelain and sits on top of the gums like a crown. The difference is that it includes many connected crowns. 

Dental Implant: This is the most invasive option. If the middle of your tooth is broken or lost, you may need a dental implant. A dental implant removes the middle of the tooth and the pulp, and replaces it with a titanium post. Then the dentist places the abutment on top and finally a dental crown to top it off.

 

Call To Schedule An Appointment Today

A cracked tooth can be very painful. If you think you have a tooth emergency, call Pony Express Dental right away to be examined! We look forward to seeing you.

September 1, 2021 General Dentistry
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