Although tooth enamel is actually tougher than your bones, this doesn’t mean that it’s not susceptible to injury, just as your bones are not immune to fractures. In fact, it’s easier than you think to chip or crack a tooth. While injuries such as these can happen for a variety of reasons...
Dental implants, the effective tooth replacement that consists of a titanium post and a dental crown, are the best tooth replacement for many people. Not only are they reliable, durable, and functional, but they have the potential to last a lifetime. But do dental implants have the ability to chip or break?...
Teeth can get knocked out in a variety of accidents and injuries, and millions of people experience a knocked-out tooth or teeth every year. Whether an adult tooth or baby tooth has been knocked out, there’s always a chance that your dentist will be able to save the tooth. Here’s what you...
A cracked tooth is never something to ignore. Teeth can experience a variety of fractures from damage, especially from an accident, misuse, or teeth grinding. Depending on the specific nature and type of fracture, you may have different treatment options to help restore your tooth. How Do You Know If Your Tooth...
How do you know when your smile needs professional attention ASAP? A dental emergency isn’t always the same for every person. However, there are certain situations in which you’re better off seeking help from a dentist as soon as you can. While you can go the emergency room if your dentist isn’t available,...
Cracked teeth can happen for a variety of reasons—a sports injury, chewing on ice, even teeth grinding. It’s not always easy to tell whether or not a tooth has been cracked, but seeking a professional evaluation from your dentist can make all the difference for your smile. If left untreated,...
Although our teeth are strong, they’re not invincible. They’re susceptible to cracks and chips, especially from injuries or from biting down on something hard. Even oral piercings such as tongue rings and conditions such as teeth grinding can cause chips and cracks in the teeth. You should never wait to fix your...
When trauma occurs, a tooth can change color from pearly white to black (and several shades in between). The idea may immediately conjure images of a hockey player who recently took a puck to the mouth. But the injury doesn’t have to be anything so drastic. It can be...
If your tooth has been damaged from decay or an accident, there’s a chance that your tooth will turn a darker color. For some people, this color be more of a gray shade, while for others it will be a black color. Tooth damage has both intrinsic (internal) and extrinsic...
Losing a filling is an alarming feeling—when the filling is lost, it’s loose in your mouth and now your damaged tooth is exposed! While it’s important that you get your tooth repaired as soon as possible, here are a few things you can do in the meantime until that...