Cracked Tooth Repair

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WHAT IS A CRACKED TOOTH?

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When you run your tongue or fingernail along the surface of your teeth, do you feel a little divot or chip? If so, this is possible evidence of a cracked tooth, a tiny chip, or a fracture in a tooth. Cracked teeth won’t heal naturally on their own, so Dr. Sana Ahmed and Dr. Juned Mohammed address cracked teeth based on the type of crack and location. Learn more about cracked tooth repair in Westmont, IL, by calling (630) 812-7755 or messaging Evolve Dentistry online.

DID YOU KNOW THAT THERE ARE FIVE DIFFERENT TYPES OF CRACKED TEETH?

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The American Association of Endodontists classifies the types of tooth cracks in the following ways:

HAIRLINE CRACKS

“Craze lines” or hairline cracks in teeth are microfractures in the enamel only. Typically, craze lines are caused by trauma, such as blunt force or teeth grinding.

FRACTURED CUSPS

The top part of the tooth is called a cusp, and when it entirely or incompletely breaks, it’s called a fractured cusp. These often occur in cracked molars (or the chewing surfaces in the back of the mouth).

CRACKED TEETH

A cracked tooth is an incomplete fracture that starts at the crown and extends below the gumline. This type of crack is typically a result of excessive bit forces weakening the tooth’s structure.

SPLIT TOOTH FRACTURE

When cracked teeth worsen, they can evolve into a split tooth fracture. Split teeth are signified by a tooth segmented into at least two separate parts.

VERTICAL ROOT FRACTURES

When cracked teeth worsen, they can evolve into a split tooth fracture. Split teeth are signified by a

Have you experienced endodontic treatment in the past? If so, you’re at risk for vertical root fractures. While this is preventable, vertical root fractures start at the top of the tooth and run down to the tooth root beneath the gum line.

segmented into at least two separate parts.

HOW IT WORKS

Cracked tooth pain can feel unbearable, so here’s how to fix a cracked tooth and help alleviate discomfort:

BEFORE

First, Dr. Ahmed and Dr. Mohammed must determine which type of tooth crack is damaging your teeth.

DURING

Cracked tooth treatment is based on which type of dental crack you have. For instance, dental bonding or porcelain veneers can remedy a hairline crack in a tooth. We typically suggest cosmetic dentistry techniques because a shallow, cracked front tooth is a cosmetic problem.

AFTER

Because cracked tooth repair often responds to trauma, our Westmont dentists might recommend a mouthguard for sports or to wear at night to protect your smile from blunt forces (based on lifestyle and existing conditions).

WHAT ISSUES CAN CRACKED TOOTH REPAIR SOLVE?

Even if a crack starts small, it’s wise to book an emergency dentistry appointment if you notice one. Cracked teeth tend to worsen with time, so promptly fixing cracks can prevent further issues.

IS IT TIME TO VISIT AN EMERGENCY DENTIST IN WESTMONT, IL?

Are you looking for a stand-out cracked tooth repair? Darien, Westmont, and surrounding area patients can schedule an appointment at Evolve Dentistry by calling (630) 812-7755 or messaging us online. We look forward to assisting you and your loved ones.

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