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Tooth can be reshaped/contoured on front less than half broken tooth without any combination of fillings, veneers?

12 doctors weighed in
Dr. David Padula
Dentistry
4 doctors agree

In brief: Multiple options.

If a tooth is severely damaged, without nerve damage, crowns, or fillings usually are common options.
Veneers can be done with less extensive damage. Reshaping does not restore the full contour and shape of the damage and may not be available. See your dentist for options.

In brief: Multiple options.

If a tooth is severely damaged, without nerve damage, crowns, or fillings usually are common options.
Veneers can be done with less extensive damage. Reshaping does not restore the full contour and shape of the damage and may not be available. See your dentist for options.
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Dr. April Ziegele
Dentistry - Cosmetic
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Maybe

You will have to decide how important what your tooth likes is to you.
Ask your dentist for your options.

In brief: Maybe

You will have to decide how important what your tooth likes is to you.
Ask your dentist for your options.
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Dr. Arman Dayan
Dentistry - Cosmetic
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

It can be polished to get rid of any sharp edges but from what you describe it appears that you will need a filling or veneer.

In brief: No

It can be polished to get rid of any sharp edges but from what you describe it appears that you will need a filling or veneer.
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Dr. Joel Doyon
Dentistry - Cosmetic

In brief: See dentist

This is a hard question to answer without seeing it; however is there is dentin exposure, then you need some sort of restoration to cover and protect the dentin to reduce potential bacterial migration into the nerve of the tooth, which could lead to nerve death and the need for a root canal.
See a dentist to get his opinion on what your tooth needs.

In brief: See dentist

This is a hard question to answer without seeing it; however is there is dentin exposure, then you need some sort of restoration to cover and protect the dentin to reduce potential bacterial migration into the nerve of the tooth, which could lead to nerve death and the need for a root canal.
See a dentist to get his opinion on what your tooth needs.
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Dr. Jerry Hu
Dentistry - Cosmetic

In brief: Depends

Depends on what is aesthetically "okay" for you to have.
If you have high expectations for your smile, you may need bonding or veneers.

In brief: Depends

Depends on what is aesthetically "okay" for you to have.
If you have high expectations for your smile, you may need bonding or veneers.
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Dr. Raymond Traver
Dentistry

In brief: Sometimes

It depends how much change is needed.

In brief: Sometimes

It depends how much change is needed.
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