General and Cosmetic Dentistry

Why do teeth crack?

Cracked Teeth | Dental Crowns Kew EastTeeth are strong and durable for most daily use. Covered in protective enamel, teeth can sustain most normal force from chewing. Some conditions, however, put teeth at risk for cracks and damage.

Teeth Grinding

Having a teeth grinding habit puts your smile at risk. Constant force from a teeth grinding habit may eventually compromise the enamel covering teeth and cause a crack or split to occur.

Biting into Hard Substances

Teeth are designed for eating, not for biting into hard objects such as olive stones or ice. Occasionally, biting into something unexpected can lead to a fractured tooth.

Decay (Dental Caries)

Decay compromises the structural integrity of teeth because it softens the enamel surrounding your teeth. When decay involves a significant portion of your natural tooth, it can lead to damage requiring restoration.

Accidents or Sports Injuries

Accidents sometimes happen, and when teeth crack due to an accident or sports injury, we can often restore teeth with dental crowns to protect the structure.

Dental Crowns to Repair Cracked Teeth

Fillings seal the tooth and fill in a cavity after removing decay. A crown provides greater protection by covering the natural tooth structure and holding the tooth together as you chew. We offer crowns in both porcelain fused to metal and full porcelain options. We will be happy to discuss which will best support your smile.

Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.
To our patients,

General and Cosmetic Dentistry is still open and dental treatment remains a valid reason for you to leave home.

The practice will remain open unless further restrictions are implemented and it is mandated by the government or our associations that we close.

As we continue to see patients, we are doing our utmost to ensure your safety, according to the guidelines proposed by authorities, with the following protocols:
  • Any person who is unwell must refrain from attending the practice for a minimum of 14 days.
  • Any person who has been exposed to someone with COVID-19 avoids attending the practice for 14 days.
  • Help us minimise the amount of traffic within our clinic by limiting who you bring with you to the appointment.
  • One parent per patient. Please do not bring siblings into the clinic.
  • All patients are to wash / Sanitise hands prior to entering the surgeries. Hand soap and paper towel is provided for washing hands.
  • All patients are to use mouthwash provided in the clinic prior to any clinical examination.
We are assessing the situation daily and will let you know of any changes.