Ben and Gary Show Episodes

Ben and Gary Show - Episode 5


Broken and Cracked Teeth

In this episode, the doctors discuss the diagnosis and repair of cracked and broken teeth.

What Is The Difference Between A Cracked Or Broken Tooth?

A cracked tooth is where a tooth has incompletely splintered but no part of the tooth has yet broken off. Cracks may not be visible.

A broken tooth is where a portion of the tooth has chipped off.

How Are Cracked And Broken Teeth Evaluated?

There are several steps in the evaluation of cracked and broken teeth -

  • Asking how it occurred
  • Asking what are symptoms 
  • Removing the damaged portion to assess
  • Visual inspection 
  • Imaging studies in 3D if necessary
  • Consult if nerve damage is suspected
How Is The Crack or Broken Tooth Damage Repaired?

The restoration of cracked or broken teeth depends on the extent of the damage -

  • Filling
  • Partial crown (Onlay)
  • Crown
  • Root canal if nerve damage occurred, then crown

Th doctors always try to save the damaged tooth. If the crack or fracture damage goes below...

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