Enamel, the compound which overlies teeth is the hardest and most mineralized tissue in our body. But traumatic causes like falls, blow to the face and biting something hard may lead to broken tooth or teeth. This can either occur in an already decayed tooth or a completely healthy tooth. Patients will notice the broken tooth, as an undissolving substance in the mouth, and may complain of pain.
HOW IS BROKEN TOOTH DIAGNOSED?
Dentists may diagnose broken tooth through physical examination. For confirming the extent of breakage, a tooth X-ray may be taken.
HOW IS BROKEN TOOTH TREATED?
The dentist may recommend root canal surgery for particularly painful cases. Further, dental filling or bonding can take care of small gaps and chips that have left hollow cells in the teeth. Finally, dental implants or caps and crowns may be installed with the help of cosmetic surgery.
DID YOU KNOW?
Various fancy crowns are available. Metal or ceramic crowns can be chosen.