You Might Need a Dental Crown to Treat a Fractured Tooth

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Dental fractures are often the result of a blow to the mouth or a bad oral habit that exceeds the structural integrity of the tooth enamel. In either case, the damage to the tooth might cause significant pain and sensitivity. Even if the sensitive core of the tooth hasn’t been compromised, you should still seek treatment from an experienced dentist like Dr. H Arthur Nelson.

If the traumatic event has compromised a significant amount of healthy tooth enamel, our dentist might recommend a treatment plan that calls for a dental crown restoration. This mode of treatment is designed to fully replace the tooth’s original enamel layer with an alternate material.

The treatment process starts by Dr. H Arthur Nelson removing the tooth’s enamel layer to reveal the underlying dentin layer, which will have the necessary strength to anchor the dental crown in place.

We will then create a careful impression of the area, which will be sent to a state-of-the-art dental lab to guide specially trained dental technicians as they produce your dental crown. A temporary crown will then be secured over the abutment to protect it.

You will need to return to Nelson and Associates Frisco for a follow-up appointment when your dental crown is ready. The temporary crown will be removed, and your new dental crown will then be cemented directly onto the abutment.

If you are in the Frisco, Texas area, and if you have recently suffered a fractured tooth, you should call 972-712-9919 to seek treatment at Nelson and Associates Frisco.