When a crack develops in your tooth, it is known as a fractured tooth, also known as
cracked tooth syndrome (CTS). Sometimes the crack will be little and entirely harmless.
Sometimes it can lead to a split or break in your teeth.
Although anyone can crack a tooth, children and the elderly are more prone to tooth
fractures. Visit a dentist right away if you think you have a broken tooth.
Not all cracked teeth cause symptoms. But when it happens, typical examples consist
discomfort when chewing or biting, particularly when releasing the bite
Intolerance to sweetness, cold, or both
discomfort that fluctuates but is rarely constant
gum around the impacted tooth swelling
Treatment options vary according to the extent of the crack, its location, your symptoms,
and if it crosses the gum line. Your dentist might suggest one of the following options
depending on those elements:
In this operation, your doctor fills the crack with plastic resin to restore both its
appearance and functionality.
When the tooth’s structure, as well as the nerves and roots that are located beneath it,
are severely injured, extraction may be your only alternative.
A prosthetic item called a dental crown is often constructed of porcelain or ceramic. It
covers or fits over the chipped teeth
Your dentist must first remove a small amount of enamel from your tooth to make room
for the crown in your mouth before fitting a crown. The crown is then created by taking
an impression of the tooth, selecting a shade that complements your teeth, and sending
the impression to a dental lab.