Though teeth are harder than bone and are very resilient, they can still become cracked by trauma and decay. This leaves the tooth vulnerable to bacteria, which can result in dental infection and oral disease. We encourage you to visit Stillwater Family Dental if you have experienced a cracked tooth.
Teeth are encased in a hard outer layer known as dental enamel that protects the teeth from harmful bacteria or injury. However, when enamel is weakened, the tooth is more likely to become damaged. Factors that can cause weakened enamel include:
- Tooth decay
- Acidic food
- Tooth grinding
- Certain medical conditions
Our skilled dentists can help you repair your damaged tooth to treat any pain and restore your smile. We offer a number of services to treat cracked teeth, including:
- Dental crowns
- Dental fillings
If you have a cracked tooth, please visit our office as soon as possible for treatment to restore comfort and prevent infection. Please notify our team if you have any conditions such as bruxism (tooth grinding) that could harm your teeth. Call our office at 651-351-0890 today to learn more about treating cracked teeth in Stillwater, Minnesota. Drs. Perpich and Carlson and our team look forward to helping you achieve a healthier smile!