Dental Tooth Rescue

Baby Teeth: These aren’t replaced. Broken ones are filed down to smooth rough edges, repaired with a composite material, or removed completely if the break is bad. Baby teeth that get bumped out of place can in most cases be shifted back.
Permanent Teeth: Act quickly. Don’t clean the tooth; put it in a glass of milk, and go to the dentist right away. Call first to say you’re coming, because the sooner the tooth is back in its socket, the more likely it will “take.” If it can’t be saved, your child will probably be fitted with a false tooth attached to a retainer; he/she can get a dental implant when he/she’s older and done growing, at around age 18. A broken tooth can be covered with a crown or restored with a cosmetic bonding. Source: Parents Magazine, May 2011