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Front Tooth Broken In Half
I have missing teeth in front that I think are the canines. Also the front tooth is half broken & I have lots of gaps in my teeth. I'm only 18, should I get braces or a bridge?
Consult in order: We can't give you a simple answer with this type of forum. You have multiple dental problems and this requires you to see a dentist for a consultation. First, you will need a complete and thorough exam and x-rays. Your basic dentistry, namely repairing all your decayed teeth and getting your gums healthy would be step #2. Then your dentist can discuss your treatment options with you. ...Read more
I broke less than half of my front tooth. I want to know whetherlumineers can cover the back side of my front tooth to improve its strength.
Veneers: Lumineers are just a brand name no prep veneer. If a tooth is badly broken it will not add strength, you may need a full crown to protect the remaining tooth structure. If it not badly broken, a veneer can be a good option, the type of veneer needs to be determined by your dentist. ...Read more
I've spotted a hole on my top centre tooth, right at the front. It's probably 2 or 3mm high and about half the tooth long near the gum. Any advice?
My front tooth is rotting. Now, little bits have started to chip and half of the tooth has turned brown down to the gum with a sharp edge in the middle front of the tooth. What should I do?
Time for a checkup!: From what you describe, your tooth has been decaying for some time now. You are probably way overdue for a dental checkup. See a dentist for a complete and thorough exam, along with whatever x-rays are appropriate and get all your dental work done. Waiting just results in more pain, aggravation, less teeth and more cost. ...Read more
See a dentist: This description is too vague without us actually seeing this dot, it is very hard to determine if you actually have a serious dental problem or just surface stain that can be easily cleaned off by a dentist or dental hygienist. See your dentist, if it is early decay, left untreated, it can enlarge quickly. ...Read more
Loose tooth: Your best option is to see a dentist to find out your treatment options. Without treatment it is likely that your tooth will get worse. ...Read more
Make a call...: ... to a local dentist. The chip may be restorable with a simple, small bonded restoration. Depends on the position and size of the chip. ...Read more
Yes: What do you mean by only one front tooth? Picture would help. If your talking about a person missing one of the front central incisors, I would say its rare. ...Read more
It would be: Prudent to have it checked by your dentist. ...Read more
Loose tooth: See your dentist. They will be able to find out the cause of the looseness, i.e., infection, periodontal disease, bite problem, or trauma. And give you the treatment options ...Read more
Need to be seen: Hard to say from the info you gave. Could be peg lateral. Take him to the dentist. ...Read more
Not by itself...: But a local dentist can fix it for you. Make a call for an appointment. ...Read more
See a dentist: Who can discuss this issue with you. Your question gives us too little information in order to give you a better answer. ...Read more
Absolutely: Adult teeth should not be loose at your age. You need to be evaluated to determine the cause and proper treatment to prevent tooth loss. ...Read more
See your dentist: If you noticed your front tooth moving and does not feel normal, a dental visit is important to determine why is may be drifting. If there is no history of trama, where you may have bumped your tooth, gum disease may cause you to loose the bone anchoring your tooth. You will need to treat the cause or you may loose your tooth. ...Read more
Orthodontist: Get a consult from your orthodontist. It may be easier than you think. ...Read more
Loose tooth: You should be concerned about this tooth now and see a dentist. A lose tooth is a problem and waiting until the problem is worse will only be a more complicated and more expensive problem to treat. See a dentist now. ...Read more
A few thoughts...: There are a few ways to replace missing teeth. They fall into the categories of fixed vs removable. Depending on the condition of your other teeth, your local dentist can advise you as to what works best in your mouth and for your budget. If you have bone and the remaining teeth are sound, a dental implant might be the answer for you. ...Read more
Not by itself: I suggest you make an appointment with a dentist. ...Read more
What to do if I had a fight and my front right tooth (upper) was pushed back now will it heal as is?
Trauma to tooth: It's important to see a dentist as soon as possible for an x-ray to rule out fracture to tooth and root. Depending upon many factors, too numerous to list here, the tooth may need to be re-positioned and/or temporarily splinted. Regardless the tooth needs to be monitored over the next six months for possible nerve damage. Even if no pain, see a dentist for consult. ...Read more
Last night I noticed that when I suck in air my top front tooth (just one) hurts. What could be wrong?
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