A Tooth with an Old Filling and a New Cavity Might Need a Crown

While fillings are meant to be very durable, often repairing a tooth for years, they still require substantially healthy tooth enamel to anchor onto. If a new cavity forms on a tooth with a pre-existing filling, there might not be enough viable tooth enamel remaining for a new filling to be applied. To treat a tooth in this condition, Drs.... read more »

A Tooth that Has Been Knocked Out Can Be Replaced by a Dental Implant

While it’s certainly unfortunate, there are times when a massive blow to the face can carry so much force that it severs the periodontal ligaments and potentially shatters the tooth enamel. When a tooth is knocked out in this fashion, the damage is often so extensive that your Royse City Dental Care dentist has no other option than to extract... read more »

Fixing Broken Teeth with Crowns

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... read more »

Having a Crown Installed to Repair a Badly Decayed Tooth

A large cavity on one of your teeth can severely compromise the tooth’s ability to effectively chew food. Without timely repair, it could lead to other complications and problems with your oral health. In some cases, the cavity can be so large that your Royse City Dental Care dentist simply can’t repair it with a filling. In a situation like... read more »

A Fractured Tooth can be Restored with a Crown

The microscopic mineral crystals of tooth enamel make it very strong. However, it’s not unheard of for something like a hard fall or a blow to the face to cause cracks chips, or fractures in tooth enamel. If you feel pain inside the tooth, the damage might extend deep into the internal structures. Sometimes the damage doesn’t extend to the... read more »

The Types and Functions of Teeth

You’ve cared for your teeth for years, but how much do you know about them? For example, are you able to name the four different types of teeth? Similarly, do you know what function each of the different teeth serve? Finally, do you know exactly what the structure of the tooth itself is? Generally, every mouth has four types of... read more »