Is a Broken Tooth a Dental Emergency?

Fresno Dentist Serving Madera, Clovis, Visalia, Tulare & Nearby Areas in California

Tue, 11/11/2014

Broken teeth may constitute a dental emergency and should be brought to the attention of Fresno dentist Dr. Gregory Miyake as soon as possible. In some cases, trauma extends below the visible break, which may necessitate extraction or other emergency services. The best way to determine what is needed for the preservation of your smile is by scheduling an appointment with Dr. Miyake as soon as the break occurs.

Depending on the extent of damage, solutions Dr. Miyake may suggest include:

  • Dental bonding – for smaller breaks, bonding can be built up over the surface of a tooth and used to restore strength and function
  • Dental crowns – when trauma cannot be addressed topically, a dental crown can be placed over the tooth to both restore the smile and prevent additional problems

When an extraction is necessary, Dr. Miyake may suggest either a bridge or a dental implant. Which one of these options is best for your smile will be determined during your examination.

If you have broken a tooth, please contact Gregory G. Miyake, DDS today to schedule an examination. Our dentist serves Clovis, Tulare, and surrounding communities from our conveniently located Fresno office.