Cracked teeth are becoming more common as people are keeping their teeth longer.
- Sharp pain on biting or after release
- Sensitivity on eating sweet foods
- Pain on chewing
- Tooth extra sensitive to hot or cold
- Can see a visible crack
- Tooth is rough
Cracked teeth can be caused by:
Tooth Decay – When a tooth has decay and still after the tooth has been repaired with restorative materials, the tooth is weakened and more prone to a fracture
Grinding – also known as Bruxism, is a habit of grinding or clenching of the teeth, this action can cause cracking or grinding wear on the teeth.
Treatment for Cracked Teeth: Depending on the severity of the crack and assessment of the biting force on the tooth, treatment can vary from a simple restorative material or a CEREC or Porcelain Crown.