A cracked tooth isn’t just an aesthetic issue; it can threaten your oral health and weaken your tooth function. At Bellevue Dentists in Bellevue, Washington, cosmetic dentist Max Saxena, DDS, MDS, BDS, repairs cracked teeth with the latest dental technology and techniques. Dr. Saxena ensures you receive the prompt, comprehensive care you deserve. Call today or use the online booking tool to schedule a cracked tooth consultation.
A cracked tooth refers to a fracture or break in the tooth structure. The crack can vary in size and severity, ranging from superficial surface cracks to deeper fractures that extend into the tooth's root.
Many things can cause a cracked tooth, including:
Sudden impact or injury to your mouth, such as a fall or a blow to your face, can result in a cracked tooth.
Biting down on hard substances like ice, nuts, hard candies, or non-food items can lead to tooth cracks.
Persistent grinding or clenching of your teeth, often during sleep, can contribute to cracks that deepen over time.
Aging can cause natural wear and tear on teeth, making them more vulnerable to cracks over time.
Teeth with weakened enamel or underlying structural issues may be more vulnerable to cracking.
A cracked tooth is more than a cosmetic concern. It threatens your oral health and function. When one of your teeth fractures, it exposes the tooth’s inner layers, including the sensitive pulp (soft tissue with nerves and blood vessels). This causes pain and discomfort while creating a pathway for bacteria to enter, leading to potential infections.
No, a cracked tooth can’t heal on its own. Dental tissues lack the regenerative capacity to repair cracks naturally. Without proper care, cracks can deepen, leading to more serious issues.
Bellevue Dentists offers many effective treatments to repair cracked teeth and strengthen your oral function, including:
In dental bonding, your dentist applies a tooth-colored resin to the cracked tooth, restoring its shape and size. This cost-effective solution improves your smile by repairing minor cracks and enhancing the overall appearance of damaged teeth.
Porcelain veneers involve custom-made, thin shells that cover the front surface of your cracked tooth, providing a durable and natural-looking solution.
CEREC technology allows your dentist to create and place custom dental crowns in a single visit. These same-day crowns effectively repair a cracked tooth by restoring its strength and structure. This efficient solution saves time and enhances your tooth’s health and function.
Call Bellevue Dentists today or use the online booking tool to schedule a cracked tooth consultation.