A cracked, chipped or broken tooth can happen as a result of many different reasons and can be a very painful experience. The most common causes for a broken tooth include trauma from injury (usually sports injuries), biting into a hard object, teeth grinding and even tooth decay.
Some of the causes that lead to a cracked tooth, chipped tooth or broken tooth include:
The treatment provided for a broken tooth usually involves cosmetic dentistry that is used to repair a broken tooth. Cosmetic dental treatments include:
Ignoring a cracked, chipped or broken tooth can lead to severe toothache and eventually loss of your tooth, which may then require endodontic treatment (root canal therapy) or even a dental implant.