What Does A Crack In My Tooth Mean?
As Dentists in Woodland Hills and Manhattan Beach, California we are commonly asked the question, "I see cracks and fractures in my teeth. Should I be worried?"
When patients are asking this question they are generally seeing cracks or small fractures (AKA: craze lines) that they see on their front teeth as you see on the first image. It is difficult or pretty much impossible for the patient to see a crack on the back of their molar in a mirror. It is often difficult even for a dentist to see these fractures without proper lighting and magnification.