Cracked or Broken Teeth
The teeth are strong, but they are still prone to fractures, cracks and breaks. Fractures, cracks and breaks can take several different forms, but are generally caused by trauma, grinding and biting. If a fracture or crack extends into the root, root canal therapy may be the only effective way to retain the tooth. In the case of a complete break, the dentist will usually affix the fragment back onto the tooth as a temporary measure.