Although teeth are built to be strong and withstand normal wear and tear of eating and chewing, they can become cracked and develop more serious complications. At Dedicated Dentistry in Greenville, South Carolina, we offer a wide range of dental treatments to fix cracked teeth and prevent the condition from becoming worse.
What Causes Cracked Teeth?
This condition can be caused by multiple factors, including:
- Weakened tooth enamel, making the teeth more susceptible to cracks and chips.
- Injury to the mouth
- Biting down on a hard object
- Chronic tooth grinding
- And more!
Although cracked teeth may not seem like a medical emergency and may go untreated, cracks in the enamel can make the tooth more vulnerable to:
- Temperature sensitivity
- Irregular bite pressure
- Visible cracks in the appearance of the teeth
How are Cracked Teeth Treated?
If cracked teeth are left untreated, it can result in an infection of the inner pulp and can even affect the surrounding tissues and bone in advanced cases. Not all cracks are visible to the patient, but we can expertly identify cracked teeth using advanced diagnostic technology. At Dedicated Dentistry, Dr. Aiken offers multiple solutions to restore the appearance and function of cracked teeth.
Crown SMILE Makeovers
In Greenville, Dr. Aiken is renowned for his ability to completely restore the health and beauty of smiles using the latest in cosmetic and restorative dentistry. In cases where one or more teeth are cracked, a crown SMILE makeover can help restore the appearance and function of your bite. Crowns are protective, tooth-shaped caps that are placed over affected teeth to protect them from further damage. Dr. Aiken will specially customize your treatment to match your existing teeth for a seamless smile.
Dr. Aiken also performs multiple restorative procedures at our Greenville office, including the placement of composite fillings and individual crowns. With modern advances in dentistry, there are more treatment options available to prevent extractions and lost teeth, and Dr. Aiken will customize a SMILE plan for you that aligns with your individual preferences and condition.
Contact Dedicated Dentistry today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Aiken and have your cracked teeth expertly identified and treated using the latest in restorative and SMILE makeover dental treatments.