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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?

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

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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.

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

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Are lumineers good for less than half broken front tooth?

Are lumineers good for less than half broken front tooth?

Many options: Many options exist for your situation. The most conservative would be resin/composite bonding. It will discolor and is less durable than ceramic veneers or feldspathic porcelain, but it is the most minimally invasive and least costly. Check with your dentist. ...Read more

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If I'm missing half of my front tooth, would bonding work to fix this?

If I'm missing half of my front tooth, would bonding work to fix this?

Yes but...: It is not the strongest option. If indeed half the tooth is missing I would recommend more of a crown or partial crown like a veneer. Porcelain bonding is a stronger option for the tooth. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Have it examined...: ... and restored if necessary. Cannot tell if the defect is a carious lesion or a defect caused by toothbrush abrasion. The sooner you have it restored the better the chances you will not need extensive treatment. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Tiny chip in front tooth, is it a problem?

Tiny chip in front tooth, is it a problem?

Probably not: If you bumped it on something. If there is persistent discomfort see dentist. If tooth grinding caused it, see dentist for night guard. ...Read more

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What can cause two small holes in front tooth?

What can cause two small holes in front tooth?

Tooth decay: It sounds like your front tooth is developing two small cavities and that it's time for you to make a dental appointment for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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I'm wondering how to fix a chipped front tooth?

I'm wondering how to fix a chipped front tooth?

Phone call...: A phone call to your dentist is the easiest way to restore a chipped tooth. What needs to be done is unknown at this time. After the exam, ur dentist will advise you. ...Read more

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I have a tinyblack dot inside of my front tooth?

I have a tinyblack dot inside of my front tooth?

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

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My front tooth is very loose, what are my options?

My front tooth is very loose, what are my options?

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

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What do I do? My tooth front toothed just chipped.

What do I do? My tooth front toothed just chipped.

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

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Can you tell me is having only one front tooth rare?

Can you tell me is having only one front tooth rare?

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

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I chipped my front tooth, should I get this checked?

I chipped my front tooth, should I get this checked?

It would be: Prudent to have it checked by your dentist. ...Read more

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My front tooth on the bottom feels loose. What do I do?

My front tooth on the bottom feels loose. What do I do?

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

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My son's adult front tooth is very pointy. Why is that?

My son's adult front tooth is very pointy. Why is that?

Need to be seen: Hard to say from the info you gave. Could be peg lateral. Take him to the dentist. ...Read more

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I chipped my front tooth! Will it ever smooth out again?

Not by itself...: But a local dentist can fix it for you. Make a call for an appointment. ...Read more

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What can I do to loose a tooth that's only loose in the front?

What can I do to loose a tooth that's only loose in the front?

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

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What do you suggest if my tooth front toothed just chipped help?

What do you suggest if my tooth front toothed just chipped help?

How much?: A little chip can be smoothed down, a moderate chip can probably have a white restoration placed, a large chip may require a crown. A local dentist will be able to help you. Make a call for an appointment. ...Read more

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My front tooth has dropped slightly and feels weird, what can I do?

My front tooth has dropped slightly and feels weird, what can I do?

Tooth: One thing that may cause the tooth to drop is gum disease-see a dentist soon and make sure they measure around each tooth between the gum and the tooth. Bleeding gums and red, swollen gums can also indicate this problem. ...Read more

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My front right adult tooth feels slightly loose. Should I be worried?

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

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My front tooth has dropped slightly and feels weird. What should I do?

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

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How can I fix my front upper tooth that slightly comes out due to crowding?

How can I fix my front upper tooth that slightly comes out due to crowding?

Orthodontist: Get a consult from your orthodontist. It may be easier than you think. ...Read more

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My front tooth is wobblin a tiny bit. Should I be worried if it gets looser?

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

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I'm missing my front tooth and it's really noticeable! Help how can I fix this?

I'm missing my front tooth and it's really noticeable! Help how can I fix this?

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

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My front tooth got hurt and is now sensitive when I touched it I don't wat to do?

My front tooth got hurt and is now sensitive when I touched it I don't wat to do?

See Dentist: See your dentist ASAP. The tooth may be fractured. Or the pulp may be dying and a root canal is indicated. Your dentist may refer you to an oral surgeon or endodontist. ...Read more

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What to do if I had a fight and my front right tooth (upper) was pushed back now will it heal as is?

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

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Got a front tooth that was once knocked in and after years it is hurting again. What can be done for this?

Evaluation: The tooth needs evaluation. It is possible the trauma it sustained years ago affected the nerve, causing it to die. A local dentist, taking a radiograph and testing the tooth, can tell for sure. Make a call for an appointment. ...Read more