Dental fractures are often the unfortunate result of an oral accident or other trauma. However, they can also be caused by things like using your teeth as tools or failing to use a quality mouth guard while participating in vigorous athletics.
Dental fractures can have differing levels of severity. Some are minor chips to inconsequential areas of the tooth. These can usually be repaired with a filling at The Bartlett Dental Station.
For more significant dental fractures or fractures that are on an essential location on a tooth, Dr. Mark Prosniewski might recommend a total dental crown restoration. This mode of treatment is designed to fully replace the entire tooth enamel layer with an artificial material like gold, porcelain, or another metallic alloy.
After a thorough examination, Dr. Mark Prosniewski will numb the area and use a drill to remove all the tooth enamel. This leaves behind an abutment that contains the dentin, pulp, and root of the tooth.
A detailed impression will be made of the area to serve as a guide for a dental lab technician who will make your dental crown. At the end of the appointment, Dr. Mark Prosniewski will secure a temporary crown over the abutment to protect it.
Once the lab technician has completed your crown, you will need to come back into our office to have the temporary crown removed. Dr. Mark Prosniewski will then cement your final crown in place with a special dental adhesive.
If you live in Bartlett, Illinois, and you’ve suffered a tooth fracture, we invite you to call 630-837-2779 to seek treatment at The Bartlett Dental Station. We look forward to assisting you with all of your oral health needs!