The outer surface of our teeth (tooth enamel) is the hardest substance in the human body, even stronger than our bones. However, due to wear and tear and/or accidents, your tooth can chip, crack (fracture) or even break.
When this happens, there can be no pain, or possibly pain when chewing, or when your tooth is exposed to very high or very low temperatures. Extensive cracks can lead to infection of the tooth’s pulp tissue, which can spread to the bone and gum surrounding the tooth. Early diagnosis and treatment is essential if you want to save your teeth. A cracked tooth that is not treated could be further damaged or become infected, possibly causing you to lose the tooth.
From tiny cracks that only affect the outer enamel to a root fracture, the treatment and outcome for your tooth depends on the type, location and extent of the crack. Depending on your condition, our dental specialists will be able to customize a solution to suit your needs. Click on the below to find out more: