Your teeth have been designed to be durable enough to bite, chew, and grind common foods. At the same time, there are certain activities, like chewing on pens and pencils or using your teeth as tools, that can fracture tooth enamel. This is even more likely to happen if you participate in vigorous athletics or contact sports without the benefit of a quality mouthguard.
If a significant amount of tooth enamel was fractured, your dentists might recommend restoring the tooth with a dental crown. A dental crown in Waco, Texas, is basically a replica of the tooth enamel that is formed out of porcelain, gold, or a base metal alloy.
The first step involves removing the entire tooth enamel layer. This leaves behind a post-like abutment of dentin that encases the pulp and root of the tooth.
Your dentists will then cast a detailed impression of the area. This will be sent to a professional dental lab where your final crown will be made. Then, a temporary crown will be secured over the abutment to protect it.
A member of our team will call you to schedule a follow-up appointment when your new crown is ready. This appointment will be brief as the temporary crown will be removed and your new crown will be cemented into place.
If you have recently fractured a tooth, you should call 254 227-5082 to explore your treatment and repair options at Acre Wood Dental.