Teeth are remarkably strong, but they can chip, crack or break. This can happen by biting down on something hard, a traumatic event, having cavities that weaken the tooth, or due to clenching / bruxism. When a tooth breaks, it may not hurt, but your tongue can usually feel the sharp area. If a large piece of the tooth breaks off, it can cause discomfort because the nerve inside the tooth may be damaged. If it is exposed to air, or hot or cold foods or drinks, it can be extremely uncomfortable.
At 32 Dental spa, our cosmetic dentists can determine if the break was caused by cavities, clenching / grinding, or just incidental trauma and if the tooth’s nerve is in danger. Depending on the severity of the break, the tooth may need an inlay, onlay or crown. A damaged nerve usually will require root canal treatment. Here at 32 Dental spa we have an exceptional team of cosmetic dentistry professionals who can evaluate and recommend the best treatment needed to restore your teeth!