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Cracked or Broken Teeth in Melbourne CBD

man with tooth pain popsicleThe professional dental team at Collins Dental Image is committed to providing your family with a full range of dental services, including prevention, restoration and even emergency care. One of the most common dental emergencies is a cracked or broken tooth.

Our convenient location in Melbourne CBD makes it as easy as possible to take care of your family’s dental needs.


Causes of Tooth Fractures

Several things can affect a tooth’s strength, making it more susceptible to cracking or breaking. In some cases, you may be aware of the fracture when it happens. In other cases, cracks can develop over time without an acute injury or trauma. Some common causes include:

  • An injury, such as a blow to the face in an accident or playing sport
  • Biting down on hard substances
  • Old or large fillings
  • Temperature extremes
  • Teeth grinding
  • Ageing teeth


When the integrity of the tooth is compromised through a crack or fracture, you may experience a variety of symptoms, depending upon the severity of the breakage and how exposed the nerve root is. People often experience some or all of the following: pain when chewing, tooth sensitivity, and swelling and irritation in surrounding gum tissue

It’s possible to have a cracked tooth and have no symptoms. That’s one reason we recommend coming in for your regular checkups every six months, so we can assess the condition of your teeth and identify any cracks before they become more severe and lead to issues like root infection.

Treatment Options

Your dentist will determine the best course of action to treat your fractured tooth based on a thorough examination, including any necessary photos and X-rays. They will explain your options and answer all of your questions, so you understand the process and can make an informed decision. Treatment recommendations may include options such as:

Schedule Today

If you know you’ve broken a tooth, or if you have symptoms like a severe toothache or swelling, contact us right away to book in for an appointment.


Any invasive or surgical procedure may carry risks. Before moving forward, it is recommended that you seek a second opinion from an appropriately licensed medical professional.

Cracked or Broken Teeth Melbourne CBD VIC | (03) 9650 6622