If you have a broken or chipped
tooth as a result of a very recent trauma or accident,
contact your dentist immediately!
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you have a broken or chipped tooth that is not
the result of a recent trauma, Dr. Petrosky
can evaluate the tooth for possible treatment. It is
still important to have the tooth evaluated right away,
because in some situations a minor procedure now can
save you from a more significant procedure in the near
A very small chip may be corrected by
enamel shaping. If the chip
is a little larger, the best options may be bonding
or a veneer. If the chip is
on a molar, an onlay may
be appropriate. Large chips and fractured teeth generally
require a crown. If the fracture
involves the nerve, Root Canal
Therapy may be necessary before the tooth is crowned.
It is important to have a broken tooth crowned before
it becomes infected or abscessed!
In extreme cases, a broken tooth cannot
be saved. In this case, an extraction
is needed. The missing tooth can be replaced with a
bridge or an implant.
Each case is unique. Only your dentist
can properly diagnose the best course of treatment for