Tooth enamel is a very hard biological substance that is designed by mother nature to be durable enough to allow you to bite and chew the foods you eat. Yet there are some oral traumas, like a blow to the face or accidental fall, that can cause significant damage to a tooth.
Sometimes a large chip or small dental fracture can be repaired at Forestwood Dental with a standard filling. Unfortunately, if the tooth has suffered significant damage, Dr. Nguyen and Dr. Nguyen might need to restore the entire tooth enamel layer with a dental crown in Spring, Texas.
The process starts by removing the tooth enamel with a drill. This leaves behind a post-like structure that encases the pulp and root of the tooth. Eventually, Drs. Nguyen and Nguyen will use this abutment to anchor the crown into your mouth.
A detailed impression will be made of the area, including the abutment and the corresponding teeth in your bite pattern. This will be sent to a dental lab as a guide while the technicians create your new crown. At the end of the appointment, the dentists will secure a hard, plastic, temporary crown over the abutment to protect it.
You will need to come back in for a brief second appointment when your new crown is ready. The temporary crown will be removed and your new crown will be cemented atop the abutment.
If you are interested in knowing more about dental crowns in Spring, Texas, you should not delay in calling 281-547-0837 to have it treated at Forestwood Dental.