Your tooth enamel has been designed to be strong enough to bite and chew your food. If a blow to the face or other oral accident fractures a tooth, it can lead to several complications. The damaged enamel can cause heightened sensitivity and even trap food particles and plaque. This can cause a dangerous area of tooth decay to form in the otherwise healthy tooth enamel.
To prevent these complications from occurring, Dr. Sindhu Gundabathula might recommend a dental crown in Chalfont, Pennsylvania.
This is essentially a replica tooth made from either porcelain, gold or a base metal alloy. It usually takes two separate appointments to fully install a crown.
Dr. Sindhu Gundabathula will use a drill to remove the tooth enamel and form an abutment. This will later anchor the crown in your mouth. Then, she will make an impression of the area, which will be sent to a dental lab where your new crown will be made.
Dr. Sindhu Gundabathula will then place a temporary crown, which is made from hard plastic, over the abutment. You should keep in mind that the temporary crown is not a fully functional tooth; its primary purpose is to protect the abutment.
You’ll need to come into Chalfont Dentistry for a brief second appointment when your new crown is ready. The temporary crown will be carefully removed and your new crown will be cemented into place.
If you have a tooth suffering from fractured enamel, you should call 215-660-3636 to have it examined, treated and repaired at our clinic.