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What Does A Crack In My Tooth Mean?

Cracked Tooth in Manhattan Beach CA

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.

 

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Tooth #1: Craze Lines

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