Our smiles are built to last. In fact, tooth enamel — the outer surface of our teeth — is the hardest substance in the human body, even stronger than our bones. That tooth enamel can withstand a lot of wear and tear. But as we live longer, and expose our teeth to stresses like clenching, grinding or chewing on hard objects, we can put our smiles at risk.
If you think you have a cracked tooth, it’s important to see your dentist as soon as possible. Treatment depends on the type, location and severity of the crack, and the first step in deciding the best course of action is to take an X-ray. The best scenario is that a simple filling is all that is needed to repair the damaged area. However, if the crack is too deep or large, then root canal therapy, a ceramic crown or, worst case, an extraction might be necessary. We will recommend the best course of treatment for repairing the tooth and getting you out of pain the same day.