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 can 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, your dentist, Dr. Andrew Kang & David Cho , might recommend a dental crown in Fairless Hill, Pennsylvania.
At your first appointment, Dr. Andrew Kang & David Cho will use a drill to remove the tooth enamel and form an abutment. This will later anchor the crown in your mouth. Then, they will make an impression of the area, which will be sent to a dental lab where your new crown will be made.
At the end of the appointment, Dr. Andrew Kang & David Cho 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. The temporary crown is only meant to protect the abutment.
Dr. Andrew Kang & David Cho will call you back for the second appointment after the dental lab technician has completed your crown. The temporary crown will be carefully removed and your new crown will be cemented into place.
If one of your teeth has recently suffered a fracture, you should call 215-949-2929 to have it treated at Smile Oxford Valley Dental Associates.