Cracked Tooth Repair

Accidents and blows to the mouth can leave you with a cracked or chipped tooth that is as plain as day. What you may not know is that your teeth can also crack from things you don’t even notice, like uneven bite pressure, grinding and clenching your teeth, or chewing hard foods. Those who have had a significant amount of dental work, like root canals and restorations, are also at a higher risk for cracked teeth.

No matter how it happens, a cracked tooth is often painful and can lead to additional dental problems down the road if you don’t address it promptly. Dr. Robertson and his team are here to help!

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Dr. David P Robertson, DDS

Serving Carteret County for over 30 years

Anna Bucklew, RDH

Full-time dental hygienist

Sheri Munn, RDH

Full-time dental hygienist

Michelle Moore

Dr. Robertson’s dental assistant

Karen Totso

Office Manager
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At our practice, we offer two options for repairing cracked teeth: bonding and crowns.


Bonding uses a putty-like composite filling to fill in the crack and repair the tooth. The filling we use will match the color of your other teeth. Once the filling has been cured, Dr. Robertson will trim, shape, and polish the bonded area so that it blends in with the rest of your teeth. If your cracked teeth are in a low bite pressure area – for example, your front teeth – or the crack is very small, bonding may be the right choice for you. Although bonding isn’t a permanent solution, it can last for 5-10 years with the proper care and gentle chewing. In most cases, bonding procedures can be performed without anesthesia. For more information, please visit our cosmetic bonding page.


Crowns are a permanent solution for more extensive or serious cracks. Since the crown wraps completely around the damaged tooth, it will prevent the crack from propagating and further compromising your tooth. To make a crown, we will first reshape your cracked tooth so that the crown can fit over it. Then we take an impression of the tooth and send it to a dental lab, where they’ll create a crown that fits you perfectly. This crown can be made of porcelain, porcelain that has been fused to metal, or gold. We’ll help you decide which material is best for you. Once the permanent crown comes in from the lab, it will be permanently attached to the damaged tooth using dental cement. We also offer one visit, porcelain CEREC crowns, which can be made right in our office and eliminate the need for impressions or temporary crowns. To learn more, please visit our crowns page and technology page.

Let us help end the pain of cracked teeth and restore your smile!
Give us a call today to set up your appointment.