What are my options to repair a broken tooth?

The tooth was a cap that was put on 50 years ago, it brook off at the gum line. There is no pain, as far as I can tell the root is still solid.

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Options to repair broken tooth #DrSoftTouch

If your tooth is broken off at the gumline and there is not enough remaining tooth structure for a new crown, you will need to have the tooth removed. Depending on gum health and location of the tooth, a dental implant or bridge would be recommended as a replacement. I would recommend scheduling an appointment with your dentist sooner rather than later. I hope this helps.  Follow me for more questions and answers.

What are my options to repair a broken tooth?

It depends on how much tooth and root remain. If the tooth is broken to the gum line,it will probably need a root canal in order to cement a post that can be built up to place a crown on. If there is decay into the root, the tooth may need an extraction, bone grafting and an implant. After the implant heals a crown can be placed on it. Hope this helps. The sooner you get this treated the better.

Ana Brightleaf, DMD
Santa Monica Dentist
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