Aa
A
A
A
Close
Dental Health Community
7.43k Members
Avatar universal

Anyone know what’s wrong with my tooth?

I don’t know how to upload photos so I’m going to have to do my best to describe my issues. However, the first photo on this link - http://midcitiesdental.com/our-dental-services/emergency-dental-care/broken-teeth/ - kind of gives you an idea of what I am talk about, however it’s not as extreme and isn’t broken as much.

I think it’s between the lateral incisor and the canine tooth but honestly, I’m not sure. I’m not dentist. It just looks like there’s a gap in between my tooth now.

It’s not painful and I can eat fine. However, I am petrified that my tooth is going to have to be removed. Do you think a crown is needed? Or a filling?

1 Responses
Avatar universal
https://www.deardoctor.com/inside-the-magazine/issue-17/when-permanent-teeth-do-not-grow/

If you go to the second photo down - that’s what it looks like!!

Thank you in advance.
2 Comments
Not a dentist, but recently had a similar situation.  If the break doesn't penetrate down into the nerve, they can do a composite filling to reshape the tooth.  At least, that's what they did for me with 2 front incisors chipped.
I went to emergency dentist as I didn’t want to risk an infection with me it being open and what not and he put a temporary filling in until I can see my dentist on the 5th.

He said my tooth was badly decayed - that’s probably down to when I was younger and in school and would drink energy drinks every day - and he cleaned the decay and put that in.

I’d rather get a crown than a filling because they last long but I’m unsure if my dentist would do one so I’m going to ask anyway.

Thank you.
Have an Answer?
Top Dental Answerers
Avatar universal
taipei, Taiwan
Learn About Top Answerers
Didn't find the answer you were looking for?
Ask a question
Popular Resources
If you suffer from frequent headaches, jaw clicking and popping ear pain, you may have TMJ. Top dentist Hamidreza Nassery, DMD, has the best TMJ treatments for you.
In You Can Prevent a Stroke, Dr. Joshua Yamamoto and Dr. Kristin Thomas help us understand what we can do to prevent a stroke.
Smoking substitute may not provide such a healthy swap, after all.
How to lower your heart attack risk.
Trying to lose weight? Grab a snack that works with your diet, not against it. Check out these delicious, slimming foods.
Trying to lose weight? Grab a snack that works with your diet, not against it. Check out these delicious, slimming foods.