Re: Broken tooth-Help!
Yes it can replace the part in most cases. I would get a second opinion about extraction, but if your tooth is too damaged at the root or too much tooth is gone, I suppose extraction is the only option.
Also, I found out that usually mercury fillings over time cause the tooth structure to become compromised, which can actually cause weaker enamel and more instances of broken teeth!!!
So I'm going to talk to my dentist next checkup about getting mine replaced with composite fillings or inlays, both of which do not effect the tooth structure adversely. I'd like to avoid future broken teeth if at all possible.
Last edited by Jennita; 05-17-2007 at 11:53 AM.