When a tooth is fractured by a blow to the face or some other type of oral trauma, the damage to the tooth’s enamel layer can vary in severity. This can lead to persistent discomfort, and heightened sensitivity. Even if the tooth isn’t causing you an immediate distress you should still have it examined and treated by a dentist like Dr. Nils Sandstrom.
If bacterial deposits start to accumulate in the exposed surfaces of the dental fracture it could cause a large area of tooth decay to develop in the already distressed tooth. This might require more invasive treatment methods.
Some dental fractures cause a significant loss of tooth enamel. In a case like this, Dr. Nils Sandstrom might recommend performing a dental crown restoration.
This piece of dental work is hollow to allow it to be anchored on an abutment formed from the dentin layer within the tooth. Dr. Nils Sandstrom can create the abutment by removing all the remaining tooth enamel.
Dr. Nils Sandstrom will then make an impression of the abutment and the surrounding teeth. This also includes the teeth in your bite pattern that will connect with the dental crown. This will guide dental technicians in creating your dental crown.
A brief second appointment will be needed when your dental crown is ready. Dr. Nils Sandstrom will cement the it in place with a strong dental adhesive. If you have recently suffered a dental fracture and you live in the Palos Heights, Illinois, area, you should call 708-388-2500 to seek treatment at Nils F. Sandstrom, DDS.