Tooth enamel is designed to give your teeth the strength to bite and chew common foods. Unfortunately, there are instances when something like a blow to the face or grinding your teeth at night can fracture a tooth. Beyond impairing the tooth’s function and appearance, the fractured tooth enamel can start to trap food particles and plaque. In time, this can cause a new cavity to form dangerously deep in the tooth.
In a case like this, your dentists, Dr. Pevow and Dr. Robbins, might recommend repairing the tooth and preventing decay with a dental crown in Austin, Texas. Your dentists will start the process by forming an abutment. This is done by removing all the tooth enamel with a drill. This post-like structure that is made from the internal structures of the tooth will later anchor the crown in your mouth.
Your dentists will then make a detailed impression of the area. This will be sent to a dental lab where your new crown will be custom made. A temporary crown will then be secured over the abutment to keep it safe while you await the completion of your crown.
We will call you in for a brief follow-up appointment when your crown is ready. The temporary crown will be removed and your new crown will be cemented into place. With proper care and cleaning, the crown will restore your fractured tooth for many years to come
If you have recently fractured a tooth, you should call 512.459.4347 to have it treated and repaired at Anderson Lane Dental.