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by Dr. Michael Popp on Sep 17, 2018

Do you have a broken tooth? From veneers to dental crowns and implants, here are the different ways your Calgary family dentist can help return the function and aesthetics to your smile. 


Dental emergencies can happen at any time, to anyone, and given that any injury to your teeth and/or gums could have potentially grave consequences, it’s important to visit your Calgary family dentist as soon as possible.

Ignoring a dental emergency can lead to:

  • oral pain
  • higher dental fees
  • more extensive treatment
  • tooth loss
  • difficulty eating and speaking

Emergency and Family Dentists in Calgary

At Marlborough Dental Centre, our qualified family dentists are able to offer emergency dental services as well as root canals, dental implants, crowns, veneers, and fillings to help fix any damage done to your teeth and restore your oral function.

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4 Ways Your Family Dentist Can Fix a Broken Tooth

Whether you fell when playing sports, or cracked your tooth eating hard candy or ice, realizing you have a broken tooth can be worrying. But don’t worry! When you act fast, it’s very possible to repair your tooth and return the aesthetics to your smile.

Here are 4 ways our family dentist can help fix your broken tooth:

1. Dental Implants

If the crack in your tooth moves below the gum line, or your tooth is beyond treatment, your family dentist may suggest replacing it with a dental implant. He/she will extract the damaged tooth and place an implant in the gap.

Dental implants take the place of your missing teeth and act as your tooth’s new root. Here’s how it works:

  • Titanium screws are surgically placed into your jawbone to act as the new root for your tooth.
  • You will need 2-3 months to allow your bone to heal and fuse with the screws as this will ensure a tight and lasting foundation.
  • Following healing, your family dentist will customise the abutment and create a dental crown, placing it on top of the implant
  • During a follow-up appointment, your dentist will place your permanent crown and ensure a comfortable, natural, and secure fit.

Don’t have enough bone for a dental implant? Talk to your dentist about performing a bone graft procedure.

Dental Implants

 

2. Veneers

If you have a cracked tooth, a veneer can be the perfect treatment option. A cover for your tooth, most family dentists use porcelain veneers because they provide the most attractive and realistic results. With good care, veneers can last up to 30 years so you don’t have to worry about replacing them regularly.

Here’s what happens during a veneer treatment:

  • Your tooth will need to be prepped for the veneers, meaning that your family dentist will have to remove some of your natural tooth structure.
  • Impressions are taken and you can discuss the details of your treatment with your dentist (regarding the size, shape, and colour of your veneers).
  • Your veneers will need to be made in a lab, so your dentist will fit you with temporary veneers in the meantime.
  • Once your permanent veneers are ready, they will be bonded to the front of the damaged tooth for a beautiful smile.

KEEP IN MIND: While veneers are an excellent treatment option, they may not be suitable for patients who grind their teeth.

Dental Veneers

 

3. Dental Bonding

Dental bonding is an affordable and effective way to repair a chipped, cracked, decaying, or discoloured tooth and it can last up to 10 years. Here’s what happens:

  • Your family dentist will roughen your tooth and put on a conditioning liquid.
  • Putty will be applied, moulded, and smoothed.
  • An ultraviolet light is then used to harden the composite.
  • Once the bonding has dried, your dentist will shape and polish it to match the rest of your natural teeth.

Dental Bonding

4. Root Canal

If the crack in your tooth extends into the pulp, then it can be treated with a root canal. A crown will then be placed to protect the crack from spreading. While this procedure has a bad reputation for being painful, when done by a qualified family dentist, you should only feel minor discomfort.

What To Expect From Your Root Canal Treatment

  • You will receive an anaesthetic to minimise any discomfort during the treatment. Some patients also opt for sedation so they can remain relaxed.
  • Your dentist will drill into your tooth and remove the pulp and nerve.
  • The tooth will then be sealed to prevent further infection
  • If the strength of your tooth has been compromised, a dental crown will be placed on top.

Dental Bonding

 

Call Today

To find out more about our emergency and family dentistry services, and how we can help protect the function, aesthetics, and integrity of your smile, contact our Calgary dental clinic at 403-248-2066 or fill in our online contact form.


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