Accidents happen, and when these accidents involve your mouth, they can sometimes lead to a cracked front tooth. Taking a big bite of frozen food, getting bumped by an elbow during a basketball game or tripping on an uneven sidewalk can naturally put your front teeth, or incisors, at risk.
If your front tooth has cracked, it's important to see your dentist – it can be hard to determine its location and severity on your own, according to the American Dental Association (ADA). Some cracks, known as craze lines, are superficial and usually need no treatment. Others, however, extend below the gumline and usually require replacing the tooth.