How to Protect Your Teeth

3 Solutions For Repairing A Broken Tooth

There are many severe incidents that can happen that will cause your tooth to break, such as a fall, car accident, and even tooth decay. Broken teeth can affect the way that you talk and eat, and it will definitely affect your appearance if the broken tooth is in the visible part of your smile. Luckily, there are few solutions that you and your dentist can talk about for repairing your broken tooth or teeth. Here are three solutions that you can consider:


Bonding is one of the most affordable solutions for broken teeth and only takes a short amount of time. You simply make one appointment and during that one appointment, your dentist will use the bonding method and ensure that it never looks like your teeth were broken in the first place. The dentist will do this with resin applied to the surface of the broken tooth. The dentist will then shape the resin to match of the rest of your teeth. He or she will also select the resin color carefully to match the rest of your teeth. Bonding can only be used if at least two-thirds of the broken tooth is remaining. 


If you cannot use bonding as an option for repairing your broken tooth, then your next option to consider would be veneers. Veneers are porcelain and are applied to the surface of the teeth. These are extremely durable and will match the rest of your teeth perfectly. The only thing to keep in mind is that the veneers take some time to make. You will have to send your broken tooth to a lab in order for the veneers to be created and then wait for the veneers to be sent to your dentist. 


Crowns may be a better option for you if the area in which your tooth has broken off is severely damaged. This is because a crown fully clasps onto your damaged tooth up to the gum. You don't have to, but if you want the crown to be perfectly shaped to match the broken tooth, you will have to send the tooth for shaping, which can take several weeks before the perfectly shaped crown is sent back to your dentist. However, doing this guarantees that it appears as if you haven't even lost the tooth in the first place.

Contact a dentist today to find out your options to repair your broken tooth. Doing so can provide you with less pain and more self esteem.