Your tooth enamel is designed to be strong enough to bite and chew common hard foods. However, there are certain things that can apply unnatural force to a tooth, causing a fracture in the enamel. This usually comes in the form of an accidental hard fall or a blow to the face.
If the crack is limited to the tooth enamel, your dentist, Dr. Jeremy Borsky, might recommend that the tooth be restored by a dental crown. A dental crown in Cincinnati, Ohio, is essentially a replica tooth made from either porcelain, gold or a base metal alloy. It usually takes two separate appointments to fully install a crown.
At the first appointment, Dr. Jeremy Borsky will use a drill to remove the tooth enamel and form an abutment. This will later anchor the crown in your mouth. Dr. Jeremy Borsky will then make an impression of the area, which will be sent to a dental lab where your new crown will be made.
At the end of the appointment, Dr. Jeremy Borsky will secure a temporary crown over the abutment. It’s important to keep in mind that this hard, plastic cap is not a fully functional tooth, its only purpose is to protect the abutment.
Dr. Jeremy Borsky will call you back for the second appointment after the dental lab technician has completed your crown. The temporary crown will be carefully removed and your new crown will be cemented into place.
If have a cracked or otherwise damaged tooth, you should not delay in calling 513-232-6560 to seek immediate treatment at Borsky Dental Group.