The first thing you should do when you crack or chip a tooth is to book an appointment with the dentist to find out how bad the crack really is. Early diagnosis and treatment are extremely important because cracks can worsen over a period of time and cause irreparable damage. If the crack goes below the gum line, you will be left with no choice but to extract the tooth. Cracked or chipped teeth can be restored so they can function normally for many years. Types of Cracks seen in patients:
Chipped teeth are teeth that have lost some part of the enamel. If the enamel breaks off because of a minor accident or teeth grinding, the dentist will be able to restore the tooth. To fix a chipped tooth, the dentist will either have to attach the broken enamel back to the tooth or use a tooth coloured filling or crown to strengthen the tooth.
Cracked teeth cause pain and discomfort. They may also become infected from within if the cracks deepen and aren’t treated on time. Treatment is not 100% successful all the time. Fractured teeth don’t heal independently and the fractures can deepen over a period of time, calling for surgical tooth extraction.
In order to protect your natural teeth, you should consider wearing mouth guards when you’re playing sports. Avoid using your teeth to break hard foods or open bottle caps. Also, talk to your dentist about getting retainers if you suffer from teeth grinding (Bruxism) at night.
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