There are many types of cracked teeth, all of which can impact your smile and oral health as well as cause discomfort. Our experienced dentists and team offer treatments to restore these teeth and help you regain a healthy smile. We welcome you to call Smiles R Us today at 210-694-4999 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Amogh Bhalerao or Dr. Gayatri Jadhav and learn more about cracked teeth treatment in San Antonio, Texas.
The approach we take to your treatment depends on the type of crack in your teeth and the extent of the damage to your smile. Cracked teeth exhibit similar symptoms, such as pain when chewing, sensitivity to temperature and a release of biting pressure. The intermittent pain and discomfort associated with cracked teeth can make it challenging to pinpoint the exact cause of your discomfort, making a professional diagnosis from our dentists and team necessary before we can create a treatment plan.
Different types of cracked teeth require specific treatment approaches. For example:
- Craze lines are tiny cracks in your tooth enamel. Usually, these cracks do not require treatment unless the patient seeks cosmetic improvement.
- Fractured cusps involve weakened raised points on the teeth, and dental crowns are often recommended to restore the tooth’s functionality and aesthetics.
- A cracked tooth is diagnosed when the crack extends from the chewing surface of the tooth towards the root. In such cases, damage to the pulp is common, necessitating a root canal treatment to save the tooth from extraction.
- A split tooth occurs when the untreated cracked tooth breaks into distinct segments. Our dentists will assess the extent of damage to determine if the tooth can be saved. If salvageable, endodontic treatment or retreatment may be necessary.
- Vertical root fractures are a more complex type of crack. These begin at the tooth root and extend towards the chewing surface. Identifying this type of crack is challenging due to the absence of obvious symptoms. If the tooth can be saved, endodontic surgery may be required, but extraction is often the likely outcome.
Our skilled dentists and team prioritize your comfort and wellbeing throughout the treatment process, and will work closely with you to diagnose the type of cracking affecting your smile and create a treatment plan that meets your unique needs. Do not let a cracked tooth dampen your smile — contact us today to learn more about our effective and caring cracked teeth treatments. Your smile is in safe hands!