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cracked_teeth.jpgWhy Cracked Teeth?

1. Do you have hot and cold sensitivity ?
2. Do you get pain when you bite down ?
3. Do you get a sharp pain when you eat grainy food ?
4. Do your teeth continually break?

Possibly you may have a crack in your tooth. Is it a sharp pain that just came on suddenly. Then more than likely it is a cracked tooth


What is a Cracked Tooth?

Teeth can crack due to a number of reasons and one of the big problems in dentistry today is trying to identify cracked teeth. Quite often you may hear a crack when eating and everything seems fine. However at a later date the teeth can become sensitive. Due to the fact that all teeth have stress fracture lines on them that may give you no problems it is very hard for the dentist to diagnose the problem. This will take some time and patience.

Often cracked teeth will fall apart when you are eating something soft or may even fall apart when the dentist is trying to do a repair job on your teeth. You should opt for more definitive treatment which will give you a longer term solution which may be an onlay or a crown of some description. You will find that heavily filled teeth are more prone to cracking as shown in the video at the beginning

Reason why teeth crack in a number of case is usually because they are heavily filled and with day to day use, they are continually under load and flex. The result of such pressure is that they put stress fractures into the teeth and they then break with just normal eating or function

1. Grinding (Bruxist) teeth will cause stress fractures
2. Heavily filled teeth will fracture
3. Chewing ice will cause stress fractures

What to do about a Cracked Tooth...

We work with you to make Cracked Tooth diagnosis a short and to the point affair as in a lot of cases it can be a long drawn out process with people not knowing where the pain is coming from. Due to our years of experience you will find that we are able to get to the bottom of the problem very quickly and efficiently.  The first step is to contact us for a no obligation chat. We'll run through your Cracked  tooth requirements with you. From there

  • Arrange an appointment with the dentist to determine the cause of the problem
  • Give you various options for you to consider and what we consider to be the most appropriate treatment for you
  • Arrange treatment
  • Give you some long term advice on how to avoid potential problems in the future


Why Us? / What you can expect

When you're looking for an answer to Cracked teeth problems, we've got the years of experience in the dental business so we have seen a range of cracked tooth scenarios which enables us to be able to quickly get the bottom of the problem for you.


Need toTalk to us about a cracked tooth!TDC_Staff.jpg

If you're interested in finding out more about your potentially cracked tooth, we'd love to hear from you. For a no obligation chat, simply give us a call on 801-6228 ( Wgtn) / 570-0520 ( Lower Hutt) or fill out the form below and we'll be in touch fast.