I was curious because often the "lower" front teeth have a larger amount of tartar. Of course removing the tartar would not & should not be blamed, but it sometimes is the reason for a lower tooth possibly breaking. But the problem is one of the top teeth.
Johnny, the somewhat bad news here for you, is that it is about 3/4 of the tooth - which broke. Almost certainly, the tooth will likely need a crown
& a core build up (CBU). It could, but hopefully won't need a root canal
, as well. Let's not count on that though!
In truth, I totally "get it", it makes you first feel like they planted a time bomb on your tooth or something. But, I'm almost 100% certain we're (sadly) just dealing with some bad luck here.
Here is some information, that might be of help...?
Here is a few alternatives to you (provided you live in the USA) :
1. Try to contact the local dental
society in your area and see if there are any charitable organizations or foundations that will do your treatment for a reduced fee.
You can find the contact information of your local dental society by visiting :
2. Consider getting treatment from a dental school near you . The charges are lesser than those charged by a private practitioner.
Here is a link with the list of all the dental schools in the USA:
3. Here is a website that lists dental offices that offer free and discounted clinics all across the country. Search for one in your area. Read each listing carefully as restrictions apply to some of the listed outlets.
4. One other option is to apply for Care Credit financing; their relaxed credit requirements facilitate payments for dental service that might otherwise not fit comfortably into your budget. You can refer to the Care Credit web site, which also has a directory for participating dentists. See: http://www.carecredit.com/
I'm hoping that one of these might be of help. And, if you have no concerns with costs, or the Dentist just seen recently, you always could go back to him. I hope this help you Johnny!