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I have always been one of those people who loves to get out into the world and talk with other people, but a few years ago, I realized that I had to do something about my smile. My teeth were yellow and unattractive, and it was really discouraging to see how much different my smile was. I knew that I needed to get my teeth fixed, so I started working with a professional dentist to make things right. Within a few short months, my smile was completely transformed, and I knew that I owed it all to my dental professional. Check out this blog for more information about working with a dentist.


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Cosmetic Dentistry Options To Treat Your Cracked Tooth Syndrome

Harper Hughes

If your dentist has diagnosed your painful dental problem as cracked tooth syndrome, then you will be happy to learn that you have options to repair or replace your damaged teeth. Fixing your cracked teeth is vital to prevent further pain and possible damage to surrounding teeth.

Cracked Tooth Syndrome Basics

Cracked tooth syndrome is a situation where one or more of your teeth have cracked, but part of the tooth has yet to break off. Since the symptoms of cracked tooth syndrome vary depending upon where the tooth is damaged, it can be hard to diagnose. 

The cosmetic dental services or treatment options for cracked tooth syndrome are:

  • tooth core building
  • dental crown installation
  • extraction and replacement

Here is some information on each of these options:

Tooth Core Bonding

Your cosmetic dentist can treat your cracked tooth by injecting a composite dental bonding agent into the core of the tooth. The bonding material essentially glues your damaged tooth back together to keep it from moving around. The stability provides relief from pain and prevents future damage to both the affected tooth and those located on each side of it.

In addition to core bonding, your cosmetic dentist may also opt to wrap the outside of the damaged tooth in a metal band. The band is permanently glued into place and will hold the tooth together. 

Dental Crown Installation

For a tooth with a large crack or one affected by decay, your cosmetic dentist may suggest having a dental crown installed rather than bonding and banding. Your damaged tooth will be prepared by sanding it down, and then a dental crown is permanently glued into place. A dental crown will completely cover the damaged tooth and will look very similar to the rest of your teeth.

Extraction and Dental Implant Installation

For teeth that are severely cracked, your cosmetic dentist will likely recommend that you have the teeth extracted and replaced with dental implants. Dental implants are comprised of a titanium anchor that is drilled into your jawbone and topped with an artificial tooth that looks very similar to a dental crown. Dental implants are typically made of porcelain and look and feel like natural teeth.


As you know, cracked tooth syndrome is painful and affected teeth need to be repaired or removed as soon as possible. If you have additional questions about treating your cracked tooth syndrome, please speak with a cosmetic dentist in your local area.