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Some Cracked Teeth Will Require Extraction But Not All

Posted on 1/11/2021 by Dr. Shaun Rai
Some Cracked Teeth Will Require Extraction But Not AllTeeth can crack either from regular wear and tear or from an injury. When this happens, your smile will be affected, and you will need specialized treatment to restore your esteem and confidence. Cracked teeth also increase tooth sensitivity. Depending on the crack's location and severity, our professionals may either conduct a restorative treatment or extract the tooth.

Restorative Treatment

Restorative treatments save the natural teeth by either sealing or covering the cracks. These treatments include dental filling and bonding, dental veneers, and crowns. Most tiny cracks, especially on the cusps, cause no discomfort and require no treatment. However, to protect the tooth from further damage that may affect the pulp in the long run, our team will use dental fillings to fill the cracks on your teeth. If the crack is on your frontal teeth, our professionals will roughen the tooth and apply bonding material to seal the cracks. To transform the overall look of your cracked tooth, our team may use veneers and crowns to replace the cracked part of your tooth. If your tooth has a crack that extends to the root but has not split the tooth, a root canal procedure will save your natural tooth.

Tooth Extraction

Tooth extraction is an ideal treatment where the crack extends below the gum line. These include the vertical root cracks, which begin at the root and extend to the crown. In most cases, these cracks are very painful, and a root canal will not save the natural tooth, making extraction an ideal option. Also, if the crack causes a split of your tooth, our professionals may save a portion of the tooth or recommend extraction of the whole tooth. After extraction, it may be ideal to receive a dental implant to replace the missing tooth. For more information on cracked teeth treatment, contact our office today.

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