News flash: Hockey can be bad for your smile. A "high stick" fractured two lower teeth, and the angular fracture of the cuspid extended beneath the gum and bone. Many clinicians would have recommended extraction. But, we chose to save this tooth through a combination of orthodontic, periodontal and restorative dental treatment.


A combination of treatments saved this tooth and restored this smile. Following a root canal, the broken fragment of the original tooth was bonded into place. This allowed the orthodontist to move the tooth upward. Periodontal surgery then evened the gum line. Finally, a crown and veneer restored its original look, feel and function.