Bridges are recommended when there are one or more teeth missing that effects your bite, appearance and speech.
On occasions, although teeth are strong they can chip, fracture or break. This may be as a result of trauma, biting onto something hard or a general weakness of the tooth.
Minor fractures may not carry any symptoms and usually just feel rough on the tongue. Larger or deeper fracture may be painful especially if the fracture extends into the nerve inside the tooth.
For fractured teeth you must see a dentist, treatment will vary depending on the extent and severity of the break. Options range from a slight smoothing for minor fractures and fillings to larger areas and in more severe cases a crown may be needed.
It is important to contact you dentist for a full assessment straight away to avoid more damage
If you are suffering pain and / or discomfort, you should contact your Dentist at the earliest opportunity.
Putting the problem off, or hoping it will go away, often leads to more complicated and expensive problems further down the road.
If you are worried or nervous about visiting the Dentist, just phone us or talk to our Practice Nurses or Practice Manager first and they will listen to your concerns and advise ways in which we can help.