I have a sensitive front tooth that was broken in an accident. What can be done to restore it?

Q. Is it possible to restore a chipped or broken front tooth?

Answered by
Dr. Ummah Mohammad
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Apr 25, 2023

Hello doctor,

How can I repair a front tooth that was chipped or broken in an accident and has become very sensitive?

Please advise.



Welcome to icliniq.com.

I understand your concern.

An IOPAR (intraoral periapical radiograph) will assist in determining whether the pulp is exposed or not. If the pulp of your teeth is still intact and protected, you can simply have it restored using a tooth-colored material known as composite. If your pulp is exposed, root canal treatment will be required, which may require 2 to 3 sessions before final porcelain capping. These are the two treatment options, though which one's better for you can be said only after seeing the X-ray report.

Kindly follow up if you have further questions.

I hope this will help you out.

Thank you.

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