European Journal of Prosthodontics and Restorative Dentistry

Cracked Tooth Syndrome: Assessment, Prognosis and Predictable Management Strategies


Cracked tooth syndrome (CTS) is a common presentation in general practice. The diagnosis and management of teeth with CTS may be difficult due to the unknown extent of the crack. This article reviews the aetiology, diagnosis, management and prognosis of teeth with CTS. A thorough examination is required to effectively assess CTS. Intervention should aim to relieve symptoms and brace the remaining tooth structure effectively against further flexion. Restored teeth with CTS have a guarded prognosis due to the risk of further crack propagation, but the chances of survival at 5-years is acceptable (74.1-96.8%).
Dental Restoration
Dental Bonding
Cracked Tooth Syndrome
Dental Onlay


Thomas Gill, Alexander J. Pollard, James Baker, Christopher Tredwin

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