Front teeth are called incisors. Their job is to cut into food and slice off bite sized chunks. They are the first point of contact when biting into all sorts of textures, including fingernails, chip packets and olive pitts. Incisors that have been repaired with composite resin may repeatedly break, causing distress to the patient and the dentist. That’s when it’s time to bring in the big guns – Crowns.
Here the front tooth has a fracture line where the tooth has split. It had to be cut back to a peg shape to allow for the “thimble” shaped crown to slide over the top. The bracing effect holds the fractured tooth together, allowing the patient to bite with confidence again.