Broken Teeth Before
Broken Teeth After
Tooth enamel is the hardest substance in the human body, capable of withstanding several lifetimes of normal chewing forces. Teeth are simply not supposed to break. When a tooth does break it is either from being weakened by decay or from excessive trauma.
This trauma can be either acute (like a baseball or an olive pit), or from clenching, grinding and bite problems. When our patients break a tooth, it is our job to discover why and, when possible, to correct the problem. Often, the issue is related to how the teeth come together when biting. Fortunately, these problems can be diagnosed and predictably treated.