A Tooth with a Large Fracture May Need a Dental Crown
When a tooth is fractured by a blow to the face or another form of oral trauma, it can lead to multiple complications. The damaged tooth will likely experience heightened sensitivity and perhaps pain. If it’s not treated and repaired in short order, it could gradually start to trap plaque and stray food particles. This could cause a dangerous cavity.
For a tooth this severely damaged, Dr. Malcolm J Boykin DDS might recommend restoring the entire tooth enamel layer with a dental crown.
Your dentist will start by examining the tooth and taking some X-rays. Assuming the interior structures of the tooth are healthy and strong, he can begin the process of forming an abutment. This is done by removing the entire tooth enamel layer. This leaves behind a core abutment of healthy dentin that is protecting the pulp and root of the tooth.
Your dentist will then create a detailed impression of the area. Once your crown is completed, it will be cemented into place with a very strong dental adhesive
If you’ve suffered a tooth fracture and you would like to know more about a dental crown in Ramona, CA, you should call [phone] and schedule an appointment at our office.