Broken Teeth

If you have a broken tooth,  you need to see a dentist quickly.  until you get to see a dentist,  here are a few things that can help:

  • Thoroughly rinse your mouth with warm water
  • Apply pressure to the area to stop any bleeding
  • Apply a cold pack to the cheek or lips over the broken tooth to reduce swelling and relieve pain
  • Take over-the-counter pain relief

Depending  on  the  break,  there  are  a  range  of  treatment  options  available.

  • For  smaller  breaks,  we  may  be  able  to  repair  the tooth  using  a  filling  which  matches  the  colour  of  your teeth.  Most  people  will  never  know  you  had  the  break.
  • For  larger  breaks,  options  include:
    • Crowns which sit on top of the remaining tooth and are designed to be as hard and reliable as regular teeth.  Crowns are usually gold or porcelain
    • Veneers which sit in front of the tooth and can fill in space created by a tooth break.  Veneers can be coloured to match the surrounding teeth.  Some patients elect to have a whole set of veneers for a complete smile makeover
    • Implants,  which work where you’ve really done a job on your teeth.  Unlike dentures, which are removable and can come out at embarrassing moments,  implants are attached to your jaw bone and last for a very long time.
      The good news is at Beyond 32 Dental,  we can help. Please contact us on (02) 9980 6667 for an appointment to discuss which option is best for you to fix your broken tooth.