A Minor Crack in a Tooth Can Be Restored by a Crown

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Your tooth enamel is made up of a densely packed structure of microscopic mineral crystals. This is what makes your teeth hard enough to bite off and chew tough foods. As strong as your teeth are there are times when a blow to the face, or other accident, can carry enough sharp force to crack a tooth. This is even more likely if you participate in contact sports without the benefit of a quality mouth guard.

In extreme cases, the crack might damage the internal structures of a tooth which would require a root canal. Even if the crack is limited to the enamel layer of the tooth, you should still have Executive Park Dentistry’s dentists address the issues before tooth decay can set in.

One of the best methods for repairing a cracked tooth is to replace the entire enamel layer of the tooth with a crown.

Your dentist at Executive Park Dentistry will start by examining the tooth, to assess the extent of the damage. So long as the interior of the tooth is sound, he can go about forming an abutment by removing the majority of the enamel layer. Later, the abutment will serve to anchor your permanent crown in place.

Then they will form an impression of the abutment and any other relevant teeth. This will be sent to a dental lab, where your new crown is custom made. In the interim, a temporary crown is placed over the abutment to keep it safe.

Once the dental lab has finished your new crown, Executive Park Dentistry’s office will call you in for a brief follow-up appointment. The temporary crown is removed and your permanent crown is cemented in place.

If you have a damaged or cracked, tooth, you need to call Executive Park Dentistry’s office in Atlanta, Georgia at 404-633-1853 for treatment and effective restoration.