Dental fractures can be the result of sports injuries, problems with chronic night grinding or damage caused by bad oral habits like chewing on pencils and pens. Even if your fractured tooth doesn’t cause any immediate sensitivity and discomfort, you should still have it examined by a dentist like Dr. Steven Wolfson before further complications can arise.
In the case of a more significant dental fracture, there might not be sufficient tooth enamel remaining to adhere a simple dental filling. In a case like this, the most viable treatment method might be for Dr. Steven Wolfson to perform a dental crown restoration.
This treatment calls for fully replacing the tooth’s enamel layer with a perfect replica cast from a special material such as porcelain, gold, or a base metal alloy. The interior of the crown is hollow, which allows it to be anchored on an abutment created from the healthy dentin layer of the tooth.
Once Dr. Steven Wolfson has cleared away any remaining tooth enamel he will prepare an impression of the abutment as well as the neighboring teeth. This will be sent to a dental lab where your permanent crown will be created by highly trained dental technicians.
Once the dental technicians have completed their work, a member of staff will call you to schedule a brief second appointment. Once Dr. Steven Wolfson cements it onto the abutment your newly restored tooth will last you for many years to come.
If you live in the Houston, Texas, area and you have recently suffered fractured tooth, you should call 713-789-1225 to have it treated at Steven Wolfson, DDS.