Cracked tooth syndrome occurs when one or more of your teeth have small cracks, which don’t typically show up on X-rays. There are many causes, including grinding your teeth or having large fillings. Whatever the cause, cracked tooth syndrome can cause sensitivity and discomfort. If left untreated, it may also increase the risk of decay, further damage or an infection. If you believe you have cracked tooth syndrome, check out these treatment options to consider.
Composite bonding can be used in different ways to help treat cracked tooth syndrome. For starters, if you have metal fillings, your dentist may choose to replace them with tooth-colored fillings, which use composite resin. This is because the metal fillings may be causing your cracked tooth syndrome by causing further cracks to appear in the healthy tooth tissue, but composite fillings are gentle on teeth.