Our teeth are built to last. Tooth enamel is the hardest substance in the human body, even stronger than our bones. Tooth enamel is extremely durable but as we live longer and expose our teeth to stresses like clenching, grinding or chewing on hard objects, we can put our smiles at risk.
If you think you have a cracked tooth, it's important to see your dentist as soon as possible. Treatment depends on the type, location and severity of the crack, and the first step in deciding the best course of action is to take an x-ray. The best scenario is that a simple filling is all that is needed to repair the damaged area. However, if the crack is too deep or large, then root canal therapy, a ceramic crown or, in the worst case, an extraction might be necessary. We will recommend the best course of treatment for repairing the tooth and getting you out of pain the same day.
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Signs of a cracked filling or tooth include wavering or inconsistent pain when eating or drinking, and treatment includes: