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Repair or Replace? Dealing with a Broken Tooth

Chipping or cracking a tooth can be a slightly traumatic experience. One of the issues involves whether a repair will suffice or a replacement is in order. Let us look at three situations as well as what each might involve.

  • Small cracks can often be addressed with a dental crown.
  • Larger cracks may require a root canal.
  • Severely damaged teeth might need to be extracted before a replacement is permanently installed.

Teeth that are already weakened by decay or have existing dental restorations can be more susceptible to chips and fractures.

See your dentist right away if you have chipped or cracked a tooth, to minimize the damage and get treatment to preserve the tooth.

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