Dr William Bruce has been serving the families of Toowoomba and the regional surrounds for over 20 years providing as a prosthodontist
QHow do I protect from tooth grinding chipping?
A bite splint can protect the teeth from forced gnashing when the patient is least aware.( e.g. sleep or concentrating )
QIf I want to save a broken tooth how do I do this?
An Xray examination will determine whether there is healthy bone securing the root of a tooth. Any old filling material will be dismantled – incipient cracking in the tooth doesn’t mean the end of the tooth. The tooth is then refilled with an adhesive filling material. The tooth will be tested to see if the root canal should be cleaned out and filled ( root filling) and then ideally the tooth will have ‘crown’ performed which is an indirect veneer covering the clinical crown of the tooth ( what you can see).