Cracked teeth occur more often than most people think. You can crack a tooth when playing sports, eating hard candy, fights, ect. which is why so many dentists see it so regularly. If you get cracked teeth for whatever reason, you should contact an Emergency dentist in Reno as soon as possible. But is it any different if an anterior tooth is cracked?
If an anterior tooth is partially cracked sometimes it is possible to repair it with bonding. This sort of repair probably wouldn’t work well for posterior teeth. Since these teeth experience greater chewing pressures. Anterior teeth are used mostly for cutting and are not used for crushing food. Of course, if a tooth is completely cracked it will not be a good solution, but if the crack is only partially through the tooth it can work. Often this repair can be simply made by making a small groove in the tooth where the crack is and also beveling the adjacent enamel. Above is a before and after example.
These types of repairs can be an affordable way of dealing with cracks in anterior teeth and may help prevent them from worsening. It should be stressed that some cracked teeth need to have crowns placed in order to successfully repair them and all of my patients with cracks in their anterior teeth are advised to have a hard or soft night guard made, since that may protect their teeth from any stress caused by night time bruxing activity.