Your tooth enamel is composed of many microscopic mineral crystals. This is what makes your teeth hard enough to bite into and chew tough foods. Even though your teeth are strong, there are times when a blow to the face or other accident can damage or fracture a tooth.
As long as the damage is limited to the enamel layer of the tooth, your dentist, Dr. Michael Hull, might recommend restoring the tooth with a dental crown in Cincinnati, Ohio.
First, Dr. Michael Hull will examine the tooth and take some X-rays. This will help him make sure that the decay hasn’t penetrated into the sensitive internal structures of the tooth. If it has, he might need to perform a root canal first.
If the interior of the tooth is healthy, Dr. Michael Hull will use a drill to remove the enamel layer of the tooth. This will create an abutment. This abutment will later anchor the crown in place.
Then, he will make an impression of the abutment and surrounding teeth. The abutment will then be covered by a temporary crown and the impression will be sent to the dental lab where your crown will be made.
Dr. Michael Hull will call you back into Montgomery Dentistry for a short second appointment when your crown is completed. Then, he will remove the temporary crown and will cement your new permanent crown into place.
If you have a chipped or fractured tooth, you should call our office at 513.793.2611 to schedule an appointment.