While tooth enamel is very hard, there are still situations when a tooth can suffer a fracture. This is even more likely to occur if you have a habit of chewing on foreign objects or using your teeth as tools. Even if a fractured tooth doesn’t cause heightened sensitivity, you should still seek treatment and repair to prevent a new area of tooth decay from forming in the compromised area. In a situation like this, your dentists, Drs. Rich, Prince, and Dansie, might recommend a dental crown in Orem, Utah.
The process starts with your dentists removing 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. Then, a temporary crown made of hard plastic will be secured over the abutment to protect it.
We will call you to schedule a follow-up appointment when your new crown is ready. This appointment will be brief as the temporary crown will be removed and your new crown will be cemented into place.
If you have recently fractured a tooth, you should not delay in calling 801-224-7900 to have it treated and repaired at Frandsen Dental.