Tooth cracks are a common occurrence in dentistry. Diagnosing cracks and treatment planning for tooth longevity are critical factors for helping patients maintain their teeth.There are five types of tooth cracks. These types are:
Understanding and identifying these five types can provide guidance for treating cracked teeth. The numerical order of these cracks, from top to bottom, signifies the general prognosis for a particular crack. That is, craze lines have a good prognosis, whereas a vertical root fracture has a very poor prognosis. Regardless of the current diagnosis, cracks in teeth do not repair themselves and small cracks often progress into bigger, more threatening conditions.