you have a broken or chipped tooth that is not
the result of a recent trauma, Dr. Fletcher
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. 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 your tooth.