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Family, Orthodontic & Implant Dentistry
Cracked and fractured teeth are common dental problems. As people retain their natural teeth longer (due to advances in dental technology), the likelihood of cracked tiles increases due to biting on hard objects, trauma or grinding/clenching which all place extra strain on them rendering them more susceptible for cracking.
Tooth enamel is a vital layer of protection for teeth. If it cracks, the pain can become debilitating and infection may set in quickly without treatment - resulting not only with an increased risk of extracting infected material but also leading to irreversible damage on nerves close by which causes permanent tooth loss or sensitivity.
Symptoms of a cracked tooth may include:
What kind of cracks can affect the teeth?
There are many ways in which a tooth can be cracked. The specific type of crack will determine what kind of treatment is viable for it, with options ranging from root canal therapy and leaving natural teeth intact when necessary all the way up to extraction if need be.
Here is a brief overview of some of the most common types of cracks:
How are cracks in the teeth treated?
There are many different types of cracked teeth. Some can only be exposed using X-ray machines, while others are clearly visible to the naked eye and need more extreme treatments like root canal therapy or dentures in order restore them back into proper condition for eating food properly again! The end goal with all these procedures is that your dentist will have given you enough time so they don't become an issue anymore - but no matter what kind it may end up being there'll always come a point where progress has been made because something wasn’t working before which allowed us fixate upon one area too long.
The dentist will extract the tooth when it's too damaged for restoration. There are several restorative options available, including bridges or implants that can restore function of chewing and speaking once again.