Have you noticed recently that it looks like there’s a line in your tooth? Perhaps it looks very slim and dark. Maybe it looks somewhat like a fracture. If so, you might be looking at a craze line in your smile. Then again, it’s entirely possible that what you’re seeing is a serious crack. How to know what’s going on, what you’re looking at, and whether it’s time to hurry into our practice for restorative care or if a cosmetic treatment is all you need (if you want it)? Get a bit of clarity with our quiz.
Quiz Questions: True or False?
- True or False: If the crack in your tooth is extremely faint and only something you can see when you’re right in front of the mirror under the right lighting, it may just be a craze line.
- True or False: If you think you have a craze line in your tooth but you don’t know, you should come in for an appointment.
- True or False: You may address this type of esthetic concern with cosmetic treatment if you are unhappy with the way it’s making your smile look.
- True. Craze lines are esthetic damage, not something that will warrant a crown or other restorative care. If it’s very slim and either looks like a thin line or looks somewhat discolored, chances are good it’s just cosmetic.
- True. When you don’t know what’s wrong with your tooth, it’s best to come in for a professional diagnosis.
- True. Fortunately, addressing and covering this type of tiny crack is easy to accomplish with cosmetic treatments, such as dental bonding or porcelain veneers.
Camouflage Craze Lines With Cosmetic Care
Whether you choose veneers or bonding, you may cover up craze lines with cosmetic treatments at our practice. Schedule care with your Southlake, TX dentist today by calling Gregory Wright, DDS at (817) 481-7999. We gladly serve patients from Southlake, Grapevine, Keller, Trophy Club, Colleyville, and surrounding areas.