Tooth enamel is designed by nature to be strong and durable enough to handle biting, chewing and grinding hard foods. Unfortunately, there are still times when an accident or oral injury can actually break, fracture or chip a tooth. So long as the internal structures of the tooth are healthy, Dr. Edmon R. Hutchison & Eric J. Gabrielson can often repair the broken tooth by replacing the enamel layer with a crown.
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.
During your first appointment Dr. Edmon R. Hutchison & Eric J. Gabrielson will use a drill to remove the tooth enamel and form an abutment. This will later serve to anchor the crown in your mouth. Dr. Edmon R. Hutchison & Eric J. Gabrielson will then make an impression of the area, which will be sent to a dental lab where your new crown is made to fit your teeth perfectly.
At the end of the first appointment, Dr. Edmon R. Hutchison & Eric J. Gabrielson will secure a temporary cap over the abutment. It’s important to keep in mind that the temporary crown is not a fully functional tooth, its primary purpose is to protect the abutment.
Our office 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 you have a broken, fractured, or otherwise damaged tooth, you should not delay in calling Royse City Dental Care in Royse City, Texas at 972-636-2417 to have it treated and restored.