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How are hairline fractures in teeth treated?

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Dr. Daniel Wolter
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In brief: Usually Not at All

We all have hairline fractures in our teeth.
The older we get, the more pronounced they become. They're usually not problematic unless they're unsightly (stained), painful, or the tooth is in danger of fracturing completely. If your dentist is afraid the tooth is going to break apart and cause pain, then it should be covered with a strong material like porcelain. This is very predictable and safe.

In brief: Usually Not at All

We all have hairline fractures in our teeth.
The older we get, the more pronounced they become. They're usually not problematic unless they're unsightly (stained), painful, or the tooth is in danger of fracturing completely. If your dentist is afraid the tooth is going to break apart and cause pain, then it should be covered with a strong material like porcelain. This is very predictable and safe.
Dr. Daniel Wolter
Dr. Daniel Wolter
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In brief: Watch it

Usually no treatment. Watch them over time.

In brief: Watch it

Usually no treatment. Watch them over time.
Dr. Gary Herskovits
Dr. Gary Herskovits
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