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Top 4 Dental Treatments to Fix Damaged Teeth

Do you have cracked, damaged, loose, or broken teeth? From tooth extractions to cosmetic veneers, the team at Marlborough Dental Centre is always ready to meet your every dental need. 

Fixing missing, damaged, or broken teeth is not just important for aesthetic purposes, but it’s also crucial for your oral health. Failing to visit a dentist when you have damaged teeth can have many negative impacts on your health including:

  • Tooth decay
  • Gum disease
  • Jaw/tooth pain and discomfort
  • Bone resorption/bone loss, causing a sagging appearance
  • High risk of tooth loss

At Marlborough Dental Centre, we understand the importance of a healthy, beautiful smile. That’s why we offer a wide range of general and cosmetic dentistry services from crowns and veneers, to root canals and teeth extractions, to help you maintain your oral and overall well-being.

Loose, broken or missing teeth can cause long-term problems to your oral and general health. If one or more of your teeth are damaged, it’s important to visit your dentist as soon as possible so that they can evaluate your dental health and recommend the right solution to restore the function and beauty to your mouth.


They are popular for restoring the strength and appearance to teeth that may be:

  • Poorly shaped
  • Discolored
  • Cracked or broken

Typically used as a cosmetic dental treatment, veneers are perfect for patients who cannot achieve a brighter smile with teeth whitening, or to repair a chipped or cracked tooth and protect it from further problems.


Although there are many dental treatments to help fix damaged and broken teeth, in some cases, a tooth extraction may be necessary. Some of these reasons include:


A crowded mouth

Some dentists may need to do a tooth extraction to prepare your mouth for braces or Invisalign. This is  because a crowded mouth will not allow your teeth to align properly.

Likewise, if a tooth cannot break through the gum (e.g. wisdom teeth) because there isn’t enough room for it, your dentist may suggest a tooth extraction.



If the damage or decay extends to the pulp, bacteria in the mouth can enter your tooth and lead to infection.

If the infection is so severe that even antibiotics cannot cure it, then a tooth extraction may be necessary.


Risk of infection

In some cases where a patient’s immune system is compromised (e.g if they are going through chemotherapy or having an organ transplant), then even the risk of infection in a tooth may be reason enough for an extraction.

Gum disease

If periodontal disease have caused loosening of your teeth, then your dentist may need to extract the tooth/teeth.



A dental crown is a tooth-shaped, custom-made ‘cap’ that is placed over a damaged tooth, either for protection or cosmetic enhancement. Dental crowns are often used to restore the tooth’s shape, size and strength, as well as improving its overall appearance.

Dental crowns are used for many reasons including:

  • Restoring a chipped, cracked or worn-down tooth
  • Protecting a weak tooth
  • Supporting a dental bridge
  • Covering a tooth with a large filling
  • Covering a dental implant
  • Fixing any discolored teeth

From tooth damage to aesthetic purposes, dental crowns are able to protect your teeth and help create a beautiful, bright smile.


In the past, teeth with damaged pulps were extracted. Today, root canal treatment provides dentists with a safe and effective solution for saving the tooth, while maintaining your natural smile.

Root canals are important because, if left untreated, damaged pulps and infection can lead to severe pain, an abscess forming at the root of the tooth, facial swelling and, in some cases, tooth extraction.


Contrary to popular opinion, root canal treatment is a simple and painless procedure that offers patients many benefits, including:

  • Relief of pain and discomfort
  • Prevention of spread of infection
  • A healthy, restored tooth that can last for a lifetime if taken care of properly
  • Normal biting and chewing action
  • No changes to other teeth
  • Allows you to keep your natural smile

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To find out how we can help you maintain a healthy, beautiful and white smile for life, contact our Calgary dental clinic today at 403-248-2066 or fill in our online contact form.

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