A crown can be a great way to cover a tooth that is damaged, discolored or misshapen, as well as protecting a broken tooth or a dental implant.
However, the Academy of General Dentistry is warning that several years after this dental care procedure, the crowns may develop hairline cracks known as "crazes."
In fact, all teeth may be susceptible to such cracking, but it may be more noticeable in the front teeth. A dentist should be able to determine the severity of this dental health condition.
According to AGD spokesperson Dr Barbara A. Rich, crown crazes are most likely to be noted among people in their mid-thirties.
"Years of wear and tear and bad chewing habits create extra pressure and cause crazes to form, especially in teeth with older, large fillings," she explained.
Rich recommended that patients avoid chewing hard candy, ice or popcorn kernels in order to minimize their chances of developing the thin, brown lines.
If a dentist discovers a crack has moved to the inner surface of a tooth, they may advise you to get a crown replacement.
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