Cracked tooth syndrome—Incidence, clinical findings and treatment
Version of Record online: 12 MAR 2008
Australian Dental Journal
Volume 43, Issue 4, pages 217–222, August 1998
How to Cite
BDSc, C. I. H. (1998), Cracked tooth syndrome—Incidence, clinical findings and treatment. Australian Dental Journal, 43: 217–222. doi: 10.1111/j.1834-7819.1998.tb00167.x
- Issue online: 12 MAR 2008
- Version of Record online: 12 MAR 2008
- Received for publication May 1997. Revised August 1997. Accepted September 1997.
- Cracked tooth syndrome;
- forces placed on human dentition;
- restorative dentistry;
- cusp overlay
Cracked tooth syndrome (CTS) is a common occurrence in modern general practice. This article reviews the forces placed on the human dentition and the effect restorative dentistry has on the strength of tooth structure. The study reports on the incidence of CTS in a general practice, finding a far higher incidence in teeth which have not. marginal ridge restored than those which have had the marginal ridge restored those which have not. The various types of treatment modalities advocated and their relative merits are discussed.