There are five types of tooth cracks identified by the American Association of Endodontists. Identifying the unique signs of these five types of tooth cracks will help provide guidance for treatment.
How to recognize the five types of tooth cracks
1. Craze lines
Craze lines are fractures that occur in the enamel only and do not penetrate into the dentin layer. There are several factors that contribute to the presence of craze lines in the teeth. These include trauma or recurrent functional forces. Also, certain bad habits like ice chewing may increase the tendency for craze lines to appear in the tooth.(more…)