The enamel layer of each of your teeth is very strong. However, it is possible for hard fall or a blow to the face to fracture of otherwise damage a tooth. A deeply fractured tooth can rarely be repaired by a simple filling. In order to prevent tooth decay from setting into the fractured enamel, Dr. Asad Ahsan will often recommend having all of the tooth enamel replaced by a crown.
This is a replica tooth made from either porcelain, gold, or another metal alloy. It usually takes two separate appointments to fully install a crown.
During your first appointment, our dentist will use a drill to remove the tooth enamel and form an abutment. This will later serve to anchor the crown in your mouth. He will then make an impression of the area, which will be sent to a dental lab where your new crown is made.
At the end of the first appointment, Dr. Asad Ahsan will secure a hard plastic temporary crown over the abutment. It’s important to keep in mind that the temporary crown is not a fully functional tooth, it’s primary purpose is to protect the abutment.
We will call you back for the second appointment after the dental lab has completed your crown. The temporary crown will be carefully removed and your new permanent crown will be cemented in place.
If have a fractured tooth, you should call Vital Dental in McKinney, Texas at (972) 347-0945 to explore your treatment and restoration options.