Tooth enamel is intended to provide your teeth with the strength to chew most basic foods. Yet there are things that can exceed the structural integrity of a tooth to badly chip or fracture its enamel.
Individuals dealing with tooth enamel erosion are at increased risk of suffering a dental fracture. Individuals who frequently grind their teeth while sleeping can also be prone to chipped or fractured teeth.
Even if the sensitive dentin layer of the tooth isn’t exposed, you should still have the damaged tooth examined and treated by a dentist as soon as possible. If you delay in seeking professional attention the compromised structural integrity could lead to a more severe fracture.
After examining the tooth Dr. Mark DeVuyst will present you with the most effective treatment strategy. In many of these cases he needs to completely replace the tooth’s enamel layer by performing a dental crown restoration.
This process involves carefully removing the remaining traces of tooth enamel. A careful impression of the remaining abutment will guide the technicians who will construct your dental crown from durable materials that rival the inherent strength of natural tooth enamel.
If you live in the Clinton Township, Michigan, area and you have recently suffered a chipped or fractured tooth, you should call 586-416-1625 to have it examined the treated at Dentist 4 Life - Mark DeVuyst DDS, PC.