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Fractured teeth…again

Charlotte cosmetic dentist, Charlotte Dentist, Charlotte NC Dentist, Crownson November 28th, 2006Comments Off on Fractured teeth…again

I know I’m spending a long time discussing fractured/cracked teeth, but SO many people have them and just don’t know. Think silver fillings are the only reason? Think again..

Fractured tooth

Finished tooth colored fillings

Charlotte cosmetic dentist, Charlotte Dentist, Charlotte NC Dentist, Cosmetic Dentistry Charlotteon November 26th, 2006Comments Off on Finished tooth colored fillings

Here’s the ‘final’ result for these two teeth. To date the back tooth has been absolutely fine, with no symptoms. We will end up putting a crown on this tooth in the near future, as long as it stays symptom-free.

Finished tooth colored fillings

Charlotte cosmetic dentist and cracked teeth

Charlotte cosmetic dentist, Charlotte NC Dentist, Myers Park dentist, Southpark DDSon November 22nd, 2006Comments Off on Charlotte cosmetic dentist and cracked teeth

But look what was found under this filling. The tooth had this very deep, significant crack. It runs down toward the top of the nerve in the tooth. In all likelihood Katherine will end up with a root canal on this tooth. Some day it will start to hurt and become VERY sensitive to hot and cold. I placed an extensive tooth-colored filling and the tooth has been fine for the last few months. We will soon place a crown to help bind together and support the remaining tooth structure, and hopefully prevent the tooth from cracking further.

silver fillings and tooth fractures

Cosmetic NC dentist talks about cracked teeth

Charlotte cosmetic dentist, Charlotte NC Dentist, Cosmetic Dentist South Park, Cosmetic Dentistry Charlotte, Southpark dentiston November 20th, 2006Comments Off on Cosmetic NC dentist talks about cracked teeth

But look closer at the back tooth. The arrows are pointing to some obvious cracks in this tooth. Remember, this was just an afterthought. The filling isn’t fractured and there doesn’t seem to be leakage or decay around the area that the filling and the tooth meet. It’s not hot, cold or bite sensitive.

silver fillings and tooth fractures

Cracked teeth under silver fillings

Charlotte cosmetic dentist, Charlotte NC Dentist, Cosmetic Dentist in Charlotte, Crownson November 18th, 2006Comments Off on Cracked teeth under silver fillings

Katherine asked to have this other filling replaced at the same time.  She didn’t like the way it looked and thought it would be easy enough to replace it while she had the cavity taken care of in the tooth in front of it.

silver fillings and tooth fractures

Silver fillings, cracks, and crowns

Charlotte cosmetic dentist, Charlotte NC Dentist, Crowns, Southpark DDSon November 13th, 2006Comments Off on Silver fillings, cracks, and crowns

Cracked teeth, gum surgery, possible root canals, pain and discomfort. So how could this have been prevented? Both of these teeth should have been supported and strengthened with crowns YEARS ago! The crowns would bind the teeth together greatly decreasing the pressure inside. This is why we talk about putting a crown on a tooth BEFORE it breaks. It’s more predictable, and could save you the time, money, and pain that this patient had to endure.

Large silver fillings and cracked teeth

More on cracked tooth syndrome

Charlotte cosmetic dentist, Charlotte NC Dentist, Crowns, Southpark dentiston November 9th, 2006Comments Off on More on cracked tooth syndrome

The reason the tooth hurts is that it is cracked INSIDE, not just outside. These old silver fillings have been acting like a wedge right up the middle of his poor tooth. Slowly, it has fractured the tooth from the inside out. Now this entire portion has broken. This is what has caused so much recent pain. But…..and this is SO important….the tooth has not had ANY other symptoms before this!

silver fillings and tooth fractures

Cracked tooth syndrome

Charlotte cosmetic dentist, Charlotte Dentist, Charlotte NC Dentist, Crownson November 7th, 2006Comments Off on Cracked tooth syndrome

Here’s the problem. This back tooth has been causing a LOT of pain for this poor patient. He can’t bite even lightly without the tooth hurting a lot. Cold bothers it, and hot is starting to, also. This has been for the last week. The crack is evident on the back side of this tooth (near the arrow). But that’s NOT the only crack in the tooth. It’s just the most obvious.
silver fillings and tooth fractures

More about fillings and cracked teeth

Charlotte cosmetic dentist, Charlotte Dentist, Charlotte NC Dentist, Cosmetic Dentistry Charlotteon November 5th, 2006Comments Off on More about fillings and cracked teeth

But maybe these teeth are not ok. Look at the area shown by the arrows:
silver fillings and tooth fractures

Look closer at the cracks that are evident in these teeth:

Silver fillings and tooth fractures

Wasting time on the internet

Charlotte cosmetic dentist, Charlotte NC Dentist, Myers Park dentist, South Park DDSon January 2nd, 2006Comments Off on Wasting time on the internet

Not that there’s ever any wasted time while people surf the net, but PC World recently put together a list of sites they consider the ‘best places’ to burn some time. Click here to find out more!