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Tooth Fracture Treatment

A tooth fracture occurs when damage is inflicted on the outer layers (enamel and dentin) of the tooth. Causes of tooth fractures can range from trauma, excessive force, tooth decay, to consumption of hard foods. It is a more prevalent issue in children. Depending on the severity and location of the fracture, various treatment methods are available.

You can consult a general dentist or a specialist in Restorative or Cosmetic Dentistry. At Clinic EGO, our dentists will propose a treatment option that closely matches the appearance and function of your natural teeth.

Treatment methods can include dental fillings, crowns, prosthetics, root canal therapy, and dental implants, depending on the extent and location of the fracture.

The treatment method is selected based on factors such as the size and location of the fracture, the overall health of the tooth, and the patient’s specific needs and preferences.

If the broken piece is intact and brought to the treatment, it may be reattached using strong dental adhesives. If possible, you should preserve the broken piece by cleaning it with water and storing it in a moist environment until the appointment.

If the broken piece is missing, alternative methods such as dental fillings or dental crowns can be used. At our clinic, we aim to achieve a restoration that closely resembles the appearance of your natural teeth.

Leaving a tooth fracture untreated could potentially lead to an infection, discomfort during chewing, and more serious complications over time, including tooth loss and the need for root canal treatment.

There is a possibility that the tooth could fracture again, especially during physical activities or without proper oral care. However, if you adhere to your dentist’s advice and maintain good oral hygiene, the treated tooth can last for many years.

Maintaining a balanced diet and attending regular dental check-ups are important throughout the treatment period.

The time it takes to return to normal function may vary depending on the treatment method used, but generally, it could range from a few days to a few weeks.

Maintaining good oral hygiene is essential. This includes regular brushing, flossing, and using an antiseptic mouthwash. Using a mouth guard, particularly during physical activities, can help protect against further impacts and injuries. Regular dental check-ups and adherence to your dentist’s instructions also contribute to a smooth recovery process.