Broken Teeth: Causes & Solutions

Broken Teeth Causes & Solutions Scottsdale, AZ Dentists

Do you have broken teeth ruining your smile? Much of our self-confidence comes from our appearance. When a broken tooth mars your smile, it can be extremely disheartening. Our Scottsdale dentists can help you restore your smile so you can look and feel your best.

You can call us right away to set up a free consultation at Mini Dental Implant Centers of America in Scottsdale with Dr. Seerat Mann or Dr. Todd Shatkin. We would be happy to get you set up with a free consultation so you can get the smile you want right away.

What Causes Broken Teeth?

The main reasons why people end up with broken teeth include grinding their teeth, trauma to the mouth, using their teeth to open packaging, etc.

If you have weakened teeth from insufficient oral hygiene, it can impact how easily your teeth break. When enamel gets worn down, teeth are more susceptible to being broken.

Our dentist has seen a lot of athletes come in after an incident at practice or a game where they got hit in the mouth and ended up with a broken tooth. Mouthguards can prevent these injuries, but accidents happen all the time.

Treatments for Broken Teeth

If you have a broken tooth, you may have a few options for treatment.

If you have broken your tooth from grinding your teeth, you may be best suited to receive a dental cap or crown, depending on the damage. If the tooth has been broken for a while, particularly a molar, there may be erosion or decay that needs to be addressed before a cap can be placed. A porcelain inlay or onlay is also an option.

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You can fill that in with dental bonding if you have a minor chip or broken piece. Dental bonding is a composite resin that is bonded with a special UV light.

If you have moderate or severe damage to your tooth, but it can be saved, you can look into getting a porcelain veneer placed. This can cover the damage and protect the tooth from decay or erosion. This may even be your opportunity to receive a complete set of porcelain veneers to help you achieve a smile that is as stunning as the stars who walk the red carpet.

When We Can’t Save Broken Teeth

Some broken teeth will not be salvageable either because they have exposed the nerve or have too much decay or erosion. When a tooth is not salvageable, it most likely needs to be pulled.

No one wants to have a hole in their smile. If you need your tooth pulled, you can have it replaced. We often use mini dental implants to help replace missing teeth.

A missing tooth can be replaced in just one visit with mini dental implants. You can bite into an apple the same day you get this treatment.

If several broken teeth in a row are too damaged to be saved, mini dental implants can hold a dental bridge.

We can help you determine a proper treatment plan during your free consultation with one of our skilled and experienced Scottsdale dentists.

Call Us Today to Get Your Free Consultation

Are broke teeth ruining your smile? Our Scottsdale dentists have many years of experience restoring smiles to help patients look their best. You can have a smile that looks great and feels great once again. We would be glad to help you look your best when you call today to schedule your free initial consultation at Mini Dental Implant Centers of America in Scottsdale with either Dr. Seerat Mann or Dr. Todd Shatkin.

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