Your tooth enamel is very hard and durable, yet there are times when a fall or blow to the face can cause a fracture on one of your teeth. This is even more likely if you grind your teeth at night on a regular basis. If the tooth is not repaired in a timely manner, the fractured area could very likely harbor a new pocket of tooth decay.
In a situation like this, your dentist, Dr. Nathan Schwartz, will usually recommend restoring the entire enamel layer of the tooth with a dental crown.
Dr. Nathan Schwartz will use a drill to remove the tooth enamel. This leaves behind a post-like abutment of dentin that houses the pulp and root of the tooth. A detailed impression will be made of the area. This will be sent to a professional dental lab where your final crown will be made. A temporary crown will then be cemented over the abutment to protect it.
A member of our Henderson Family Dental staff will call you to schedule a follow-up appointment when your new crown is ready. During this appointment, Dr. Nathan Schwartz will remove the temporary crown and your new crown will be cemented onto the abutment with a strong dental adhesive.
If you have a tooth suffering from a recent fracture, you should not delay in calling 702-564-2526 to have it treated with a dental crown in Henderson, Nevada.