It’s not unheard of for a blow to the face to cause a dental fracture. This is even more likely to happen if you play a contact sport without the protection of a quality mouthguard.
Small dental fractures can be repaired by Dr. Douglas Doran with a basic dental filling.
However, large fractures in tooth enamel often require restoration with a dental crown. This is done by removing all the tooth enamel with a drill. This post-like structure that is made from the internal structures of the tooth will later anchor the crown in your mouth.
Your dentist will then make a detailed impression of the area. This will be sent to a dental lab where your new crown will be custom made. A temporary crown will then be secured over the abutment to keep it safe while you await the completion of your crown.
You will need to return to our clinic for a brief second appointment when your crown is ready. The temporary crown will be removed and your new crown will be cemented into place. With proper care and cleaning, the crown will restore your fractured tooth for many years to come
If you have recently fractured a tooth and you live in the Marlborough, Connecticut, area, you should call 860.295.9536 to seek treatment at Rivereast Dental Group.