Cracked Tooth Repair

Cracked Tooth Repair in Brooklyn, NYC

Few things can ruin a great day like damaging a tooth. Fortunately, our upbeat team is excited to get you the expert dental care you need to bring your smile back. Cracked front teeth, chipped molars, hairline fractures – we’ve seen them all, and we’re here to support you with a seamless restoration to meet every occasion.

Different Cracks Mean Different Solutions

We understand that not all cracks are created equal, and that’s why we offer a range of solutions tailored to each unique situation. To understand what kind of treatment is necessary, it’s helpful to get acquainted with different types of tooth fractures.

  • Craze Lines: Also known as hairline cracks, these thin cracks appear on the outer surface of a tooth, typically without any pain. Most of the time, craze lines don’t require treatment unless the crack extends beyond the outer layer of the tooth.
  • Fractured Cusp: More common on molars or teeth with large fillings, these occur when the chewing surface of a tooth breaks off. The fracture may end above or below the gumline. Depending on the severity, dental bonding, dental fillings, or tooth crowns can restore the aesthetics and functionality of the tooth.
  • Cracked Teeth: These are cracks that extend from the crown of the tooth toward the root. The tooth isn’t completely split, and can often still be repaired with a dental crown or root canal therapy.
  • Split Teeth: In these cases, the tooth has split in half with a crack extending from the surface all the way to the root. Extraction may be recommended to prevent infection and further discomfort.
  • Vertical Root Fractures: These occur when a crack begins at the roots of the tooth and extend into the upper crown. Most often, they happen with teeth that have previously received root canal treatment, and may need to be extracted to preserve your oral health.


Do I Need to Fix a Cracked Tooth?

Even if you’re not experiencing pain, we strongly recommend scheduling a dental exam to let us take a closer look. We can provide dental X-rays to determine just how severe (or tiny!) the crack is and help decide the best course of action. Some small, hairline cracks might not need any restorative procedures. On the other hand, larger chips should always be fixed to prevent decay from infecting the inner tooth roots.

Small Steps to Avoid Future Damage

Preventing future tooth damage is a small investment with big returns. Here are some easy steps to keep your smile shining bright:

  • Dental Mouth Guards: Protect your pearly whites during sports or if you grind your teeth at night.
  • Avoid Using Teeth as Tools: Your teeth are for smiling, not for opening packages or cracking nuts.
  • Regular Dental Checkups: Stay proactive about your oral health with regular checkups. Early detection is key to preventing minor issues from turning into major cracks.

These small steps can go a long way in maintaining a healthy and crack-free smile.

Let’s Bring Your Smile Back to Perfection

Ready to bid farewell to tooth and jaw pain? We’re just as ready as you are! Schedule your appointment with North Brooklyn Dental Care today. Our team is ready to bring relief to your smile and comfort to your jaw. Your journey to a pain-free, vibrant smile starts here – book your appointment now!