Even though the enamel that covers your teeth is considered the strongest tissue in your body, it still has the potential to crack. There are a number of different reasons you may experience cracked teeth.
You may have played a contact sport like football without wearing your mouth guard or chewed on a pencil because you were nervous or frustrated. You may have suffered from a traumatic crash, blow, or fall as well. Cracked teeth may also occur if you have cavities, which weakened your teeth.
Types of Cracked Teeth
There are several different types of cracked teeth including:
• Craze lines: Tiny cracks that only impact the outer enamel and do not cause any pain are called craze lines.
• Fractured cusp: Fractured cusps are usually painless and occur when a piece of the tooth’s chewing surface breaks.
• Cracked teeth: Cracked teeth feature cracks that extend from the chewing surface toward the root. Left untreated, these teeth can lead to tooth loss.
• Split teeth: Split teeth typically occur because of teeth that have been cracked for a long time. These teeth have cracks with distinct segments.
How a Dental Crown Can Help
A dental crown may be the ideal solution to cracked teeth. It can cover your teeth and prevent you from losing them. Without a crown, your cracked tooth may not be able to withstand chewing pressure. Here at River Dental Spa, we ensure our crowns look natural and match your teeth to a tee.
Contact River Run Dental Spa
If you are facing a cracked teeth and are wondering whether a dental crown is a viable treatment option, contact our office today at 804-262-1060.