If you break your tooth in an accident, sporting event, or while chewing, it’s important for you to see an emergency dentist as soon as possible. By acting quickly, you’ll have the best possible chance of saving the tooth/teeth. In addition, the neighboring soft tissues can likely get damaged or traumatized during the incident, which can also be painful. We can get you out of discomfort in a very timely fashion.
If the chip is minor, it can generally be fixed with a tooth colored filling, similar to restoring a tooth with a cavity. If the breakage is too large to support a filling, it will likely need to be built up and then have a dental crown placed. This is especially the case if there is any exposure of the dental pulp, the tissue that nourishes the tooth. Depending on the severity of the trauma, root canal treatment may be necessary prior to completion of the crown.