Cracked Tooth

A cracked tooth may turn into a larger problem if not treated quickly. Our tooth enamel is the hardest substance in our body (even harder than our bones) and is designed to endure considerable wear and tear. However, over time, if your tooth enamel is exposed to stresses such as grinding, clenching and chewing hard objects, your enamel will eventually start to break down, leaving you with cracks and porous teeth.

The most common cause of a cracked tooth is old amalgam fillings. These amalgam fillings slowly expand over time, causing fractures in the process. If you have this type of filling, it is a good idea to replace them every 15 years.

Cracked teeth result in a range of symptoms:

Our Cracked Tooth Repair Procedure

We will carefully assess your cracked tooth symptoms using a ‘crack finder’ and, with the help of x-rays of your tooth, we will be able to determine the extent of damage to your tooth. Then, we will tailor a course of repair treatment specifically for your problem, which may include a number of options:

Why Fix A Cracked Tooth

Left untreated, a cracked tooth can lead to a number of quite painful, and in some cases, severe problems:

How to Prevent a Cracked Tooth

While it is next to impossible to prevent a cracked tooth entirely, there are a few simple steps that you can take to help ensure that your teeth are less prone to cracking: