North Haven Dentist
Top Doctor Award in 2019
Dr. Mahmoud Aruri
North Haven, CT Dental Office
323 Universal Drive N

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Repairing Chipped Or Broken Teeth
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Your One Doctor at One Location for Life-Changing Results.

You will work exclusively with Dr. Aruri, who won the Top Doctor Award 2019 by Top Doctor Magazine and website. Dr. Aruri will deliver and oversee every phase of your procedure. You can feel confident you’ll receive his undivided attention and expertise, unmatched by other practices in the area.

Working in a state-of-art dental facility with a completely digital workflow, Dr. Aruri and his team of dental professionals can diagnose, plan, and manage your treatment from beginning to end – all in one office. There’s no need to travel to different offices, meeting with multiple doctors. Instead, get your new smile at one location, seeing only one doctor. Start with your consultation today!
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Dr. M. Aruri

Work exclusively with Dr. Aruri, an award-winning implant dentist who will oversee every phase of your procedure.

Dr. Aruri has a team of dedicated implant professionals working in a state-of-the-art facility who can give you long-lasting and natural-looking restorations in a surprisingly short period, which, of course, saves you, the patient, time, and doctor visits.

We offer advanced technology, such as a 3D cone beam scanner, an intraoral digital scanner, and smile-design software. We can show you your smile before the procedure and deliver it with impeccable precision, predictability, and speed every time.

Dr. Aruri received his Doctor of Dental Medicine (D.M.D) degree from the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine (UCONN). He then completed his dental residency in general dentistry at one of the busiest residency programs in New York at Bronx Lebanon Hospital. Schedule your consultation today and see how his approach will change your life.
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ABOUT repairing broken teeth

How Do You Chip or Crack Your Teeth?

Enamel, which covers your teeth and is the hardest substance in your body, has its limits. If you chew on hard candy, ice, bite down hard, receive a blow to your face or grind your teeth in your sleep, your teeth can chip or crack. Even poor hygiene and cavities can weaken your teeth and make them more susceptible to being chipped or cracked. You may not even feel any tooth pain when you chip a tooth unless it’s large enough to expose the inner layer of your tooth. A cracked tooth might only effect the enamel and it would not feel painful unless you bite down hard or when the temperature in your mouth changes. Many times you won’t even be able to see a cracked tooth with the naked eye. This is why it’s so important to schedule regular appointments with Dr. Aruri, because he will be able to find problems before they become painful.

What Types of Broken or Chipped Teeth Would Dr. Aruri Recommend Fixing

Craze lines are tiny cracks in your teeth. These types of cracks only effect the outer layer of your enamel. They’re very common in adults. They are extremely shallow and they don’t cause pain. Although they are not cosmetically pleasing, they’re not dangerous. Dr. Aruri would not recommend fixing these types of cracks.

fractured cusp is a fracture at the point of a tooth on the chewing surface. A cusp can become weakened and break off itself or it may need to be removed by Dr. Aruri. If it’s removed the pain will usually be relieved. Fractured cusps rarely damage the pulp of your tooth, so root canal treatment is usually not necessary. To repair the tooth back to normal Dr. Aruri may recommend a crown.

With cracked teeth some cracks extend all the way from the chewing surface down into the root of your tooth. Depending on the position of the cracked tooth damage to the pulp can happen. In many cases Dr. Aruri would recommend root canal treatment to fix a cracked tooth.

split tooth happens when a tooth is cracked and over time the crack progresses and the tooth eventually splits into two separate parts. Depending on the gravity of the split Dr. Aruri may not be able to save the tooth intact. Depending on the position and extent of the crack will determine whether part of the tooth can be saved with a crown or another restorative procedure.

Vertical root fractures are cracks that begin in the root of a tooth. Because the fracture line may not be visible, Dr. Aruri has to pay special attention to your symptoms in order to identify if you have one. Vertical root fractures are some of the most difficult fractures to identify. They are often fixed through Endodontic treatment. It’s possible to save some of the tooth but in many cases the tooth needs to be removed.

How To Prevent Cracked or Chipped Teeth

It’s difficult to completely prevent chipped or cracked teeth because almost everyone ends up with them. Here are a few ideas that Dr. Aruri suggests to prevent unnecessary damage.

  • Don’t chew on ice, popcorn kernals, pens, hard candy or other hard objects.
  • Don’t clench or grind your teeth.
  • If you clench or grind your teeth while sleeping, speak with Dr. Aruri about getting a retainer or mouthguard.
  • When playing contact sports wear a mouthguard.

If you would like a closer examination of your teeth give us a call to schedule a consultation. 

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