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Restoring Your Smile: Expert Solutions for a Broken Tooth at Dr. Arthur Yeh & Associates in Montclair, NJ

Are you suffering from pain and discomfort from a broken or chipped tooth? What should you do if you experience a broken tooth ? What are the necessary and immediate steps you should take? What are the causes of a chipped or broken tooth? Are you looking for a team of experienced dentists to deal with this particular situation? Dr. Arthur Yeh & Associates, your trusted dental care provider in Montclair, NJ, completely understands and are experts in dealing with these kinds of dental emergencies, such as a broken tooth. This article will answer all of your concerns related to a broken tooth. It is important to seek dental care as soon as possible to prevent further damage or complications.

What is a broken tooth?

A normal tooth has a sound tooth structure with all of its walls and the central occlusal table. All of this sound tooth structure makes it very esthetic and this normal architecture is essential for the normal functioning of the tooth.

A tooth is considered a broken/Chipped one if any one of the following situations occur:

  •  Tooth has become so grossly carious that it feels “hollow” from the center.
  • 2-3 of the walls of teeth are lost in such a way that is not restorable anymore.
  •  The whole tooth (the visible portion in the mouth) has been lost, and only the root remains inside.

Causes of a broken tooth

A broken tooth may be present in your mouth and it might be possible that you are not aware of it. There can be many reasons why a sound tooth becomes a broken one, a few of them are listed below:


The most common cause of a broken tooth is tooth decay or caries. It gradually eats up your tooth as a result of which you are left only with the root.

Road accident: 

Very commonly encountered in dental hospitals are cases of road traffic accidents with a broken tooth. The tooth is either completely lost, or some parts of it are lost. Whatever form is presented after an accident, mostly the tooth is considered to be a broken one.


This is most common in children as they fall several times while playing. As a result, they sometimes lose a part of their front teeth.

Poor oral hygiene: 

When someone shows neglect towards their oral hygiene, it leads to bacteria buildup on teeth. This bacterium causes caries to start developing, ultimately leading to tooth decay and tooth loss.

Immediate steps to take in case of broken tooth

Listed below are the several immediate steps you should take in case of a broken tooth.

  • Rinse your mouth with warm water.
  • If bleeding is present, apply gentle pressure on the bleeding site with sterile gauze or a clean piece of cloth.
  • If you have a broken tooth, do not discard it, please bring it with you to us.If the piece is intact it can be attached again to your broken tooth by help of material called composite.
  • You should not chew from the affected side.

Treatment of broken tooth

At Dr. Arthur Yeh & Associates, we offer a range of treatments for broken teeth, depending on the specific condition of your tooth.

The treatment of a broken tooth depends entirely on the condition of the tooth that it is presented in.

Composite filling /Tooth colored material

If only some part of the tooth is lost and the dentist feels that it can be restored to its previous form and function, then the treatment plan is to restore it by using a tooth-colored material called composite, using a special kind of light for hardening the material.

Artificial dental Crown

 If a large part of the tooth is lost, including 2 walls, then the treatment plan will be to restore it by using an artificial crown.

Root canal therapy

If the fracture involves the most sensitive part of the tooth called the pulp, the treatment plan will include Root canal therapy and covering the remaining portion of your teeth with a dental crown.


Mostly, “broken tooth” refers to one that has been lost completely and now only the root remains inside the gums. The treatment plan for this type of broken tooth is extraction.

Contact Dr. Arthur Yeh & Associates, in Montclair, NJ to get your treatment plan.

Preventing Future Fractures

To avoid future dental fractures, consider the following preventive measures:

  • Brush and floss your teeth regularly to maintain good oral hygiene. This will help in making your teeth strong and healthy.
  •  Be careful while biting hard food such as nuts and hard candies.
  • Wear a mouthguard during sports and if you grind your teeth at night.
  • Visit Dr. Arthur Yeh & Associates, in Montclair, for regular checkups and cleaning of your mouth.

Why Choose Dr. Arthur Yeh & Associates for Tooth Extraction in Montclair, NJ?

  • Experienced Professionals: Our dental team comprises experienced professionals who have performed countless tooth extractions in Montclair, NJ, with exceptional results.
  • State-of-the-Art Equipment: We utilize the latest dental technology and equipment to ensure a safe and effective tooth extraction procedure.
  • Personalized Care: Your comfort is our priority. We provide customized care plans to fulfill your unique needs, ensuring a stress-free experience.
  • Convenient Location: Located in Montclair, NJ, our dental practice is easily accessible for residents seeking professional and reliable tooth extraction services. 


If you have a broken tooth or any other dental concern, don’t hesitate to contact us. Call our office at (973) 338-9595 or visit our clinic at 1460 Broad Street, Bloomfield, NJ 07003 to schedule an appointment. Let us help you restore your smile and maintain your dental health.