What is the treatment for fractured teeth or broken teeth?
Teeth can fracture or break due to impact during accidents. Treatments vary depending on severity of damage to tooth structure.
Minimal damage : Tooth fracture involving only the outer enamel layer or part of Dentine which is the second layer of tooth can usually be filled with tooth colored filling materials called composites.
Extensive damage: If the pulp is affected in the fractured teeth, then Root canal treatment is required for the affected tooth to avoid pain and infection of pulp. Later, the tooth should be covered with dental crown or cap.