Broken Tooth Or Broken Dental Filling


At Smile Dental Clinic in Bayside Medical Centre our highly skilled dentists provide emergency treatment to fix broken teeth, broken fillings and crowns or bridges.  A broken, cracked or chipped tooth or dental filling is the most common dental emergency that we treat.  If you have broken your tooth or have a hole in your tooth you need to visit your dentist in Smile Hub Dental Clinic as soon as possible. A broken tooth can cause pain and delaying treatment can result in a patient requiring a root canal treatment or even removal of the damaged tooth. Your best dentist for broken teeth or dental fillings in Dublin.


If you have broken your tooth or your dental filling please do not place the broken fragment back in your mouth. Place the broken tooth fragment into a clean container with milk until you attend your emergency dental appointment in Smile Hub Dental Clinic. This broken piece of tooth may be used to repair your chipped tooth. A fractured tooth can lead to tooth ache.

Dental Bonding For A Broken Tooth, North Dublin


If you have a discoloured, worn, cracked or chipped tooth or filling then cosmetic dental bonding may be the correct treatment solution for you. Dental bonding is long-lasting, inexpensive and is guaranteed to provide you with a naturally beautiful smile. It is an easy restoration for you to maintain throughout your life in comparison to porcelain veneers.


At Smile Hub Dental Clinic in North Dublin all of our dentists are highly experienced in providing emergency dental care for our patients with a broken tooth, broken filling, broken crown, broken veneer or a broken bridge. Generally dental bonding takes 1-2 appointments depending on the diagnosis made relating to the health of your tooth. Some complex cosmetic bonding cases on front teeth where there is nerve damage may take 2 visits to complete treatment.


Frequently Asked Questions

How are broken teeth repaired?

If you have chipped the edge of your front tooth, your dentist at Smile Hub Dental Clinic in Sutton will smooth out the uneven edge and replace the missing part with composite. Nobody will be able to tell that you ever broke your tooth. At Smile Hub Dental Clinic we use the latest advances in white composite fillings to ensure that we match the colour of your tooth exactly so that nobody will know that it was every fractured. If you have broken your filling please book an appointment at Smile Hub Dental Clinic in Bayside Medical Centre, and one of our friendly dentists can repair your filling or replace a new white filling for you.


Sometimes a broken or cracked tooth can cause damage to the dental pulp where the nerves and blood vessels exist. This may mean that a root canal treatment may be necessary to remove the damaged nerve and prevent further dental infection and pain. After the root canal treatment your highly trained dentist at Smile Hub Dental Clinic will seal the tooth with a protective crown, cap or composite filling.


If you have a broken, cracked or chipped tooth or filling please Book Online or Call Smile Hub Dental Clinic. We’re located just off the Coast Dublin Road between the Kilbarrack Road, Dublin 5 and Sutton Cross, Dublin 13 in Bayside Medical Centre.

What happens if you leave a broken tooth in your mouth?

If a broken or cracked tooth is left untreated, it can gather bacteria which then puts the area at risk of infection or abscess. A broken tooth that does not get dental treatment may end up developing nerve damage which may lead to needing root canal treatment or an extraction. Depending on what way the tooth broke, it may sometimes be sharp causing irritation to other areas it comes into contact with and can also cut the gum and tongue. A broken tooth can also stop people from wanting to chew near it which can cause wear and strain on the opposite side. To any of these problems it is important to get a broken tooth treated her at Smile Hub Dental Clinic.

What Should I Do If I Break A Tooth?

  • Collect the broken pieces and place them in a clean, dry container to bring to the dentist.
  • Avoid hard foods and place some sugar free chewing gum on the sharp broken edge to protect surrounding gums.
  • Rinse the remaining tooth left in the gum with warm water to get rid of any dirt and debris.
  • If the tooth was broken due to injury, place a cold compress on the area to stop any swelling.
  • Call Smile Hub Dental Clinic to arrange an appointment. If you can see yellow dentin or red, exposed pulp, come see us immediately.

Can a dentist pull a tooth that is broken off at the gum line?

If a tooth has broken off at the gum there is very little chance that it can be filled which usually means it needs to be extracted. Due to there being no toot structure to hold onto, a surgical extraction will need to be done. This treatment can be done under local anaesthetic or sedation and in difficult cases may need to be referred to an oral surgeon.

How do you temporarily fix a broken tooth?

If you have broken your tooth it is important to book an appointment here at Smile Hub Dental Clinic to get it repaired. If for some reason you can’t go to a dentist there are some temporary measures that can be taken. If there is pain take painkillers to relieve it. Rinse the mouth with warm salt water to prevent infection. If there is a sharp edge where the tooth has broken off you can use some wax or sugar free chewing gum to cover it. This will protect the tongue and gums from cuts.

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