Usually when a tooth breaks off at the level of the gums, the only option is to extract it and then replace it with an implant or a bridge. Both of these options are expensive. If the root is in good shape and long enough, a procedure called P.E.T. (Partial Extraction Technique) may work to save the tooth at a much lower fee. When feasible, the tooth is loosened, pulled partly out and sutured in place. After 8-12 weeks of healing, a root canal is performed and then it is ready for a crown. If you have a broken tooth – call us to find out if this procedure could benefit you.
This picture was taken 10-9-17.
This is the same tooth on
1-10-18. Notice that the tooth is solid and ready for a crown.