Before

Cracked upper molar

After

Badly cracked molar

Cracked teeth: Case 1

Cracked teeth come in all shapes and sizes. Usually, the patient will complain of a sharp, fleeting pain when chewing but only occasionally.Cold sensitivity can also be a symptom. Sometimes there are no symptoms at all but the crack is discovered while replacing an older filling. Often the tooth can be saved by making a crown or onlay for it and sometimes root canal therapy is necessary. In the worst case scenario the tooth cannot be saved and must be removed. It can then, usually, be replaced with an implant crown or a bridge of some kind if the patient desires. We see cracked teeth almost every single day.