Cracked Tooth

Cracked Tooth Syndrome

Cracked tooth syndrome involves fractures that are not obvious and usually too small to be seen on x-rays, unless our CBCT Scan is used. When the fracture is below the gum line, it is even more difficult to see. This condition occurs most often in molars, especially the lower, mandibular molars, which tend to absorb most of the force of chewing.

A tooth with a crack will either need a new filling, a crown, a root canal and crown, or to be removed all together. If the tooth is lost, it may need a bone graft to replace the deficient bone, as well as a dental implant.

Case 1: After extraction, removal of tooth and bone graft

Case 1: X-ray of implant and crown placed