Sometimes teeth can develop cracks. Cracks can come from trauma or large fillings that over time weaken the rest of the tooth.
A cracked tooth may or may not be sensitive to hot and cold, or be painful when biting or chewing. If cracks in the teeth are not treated, serious consequences for your oral health can happen.
Even small cracks can allow bacteria into the tooth, causing decay or infection and leading to further destruction.
Cracks that progress too far can result in entire sections of the tooth breaking off, and in some cases, loss of the entire tooth.