Dental fractures are often an unfortunate result of oral trauma or other unnatural activity. Regardless of the cause, we strongly recommend having all dental fractures treated at Dentist 4 Life. The damaged enamel can cause heightened sensitivity and even trap food particles and plaque. This can cause a dangerous cavity in the otherwise healthy tooth enamel.
To prevent these complications while restoring the tooth’s appearance and function, Dr. Mark DeVuyst might recommend a dental crown at our office in Clinton Township, Michigan.
This is a two-stage restoration treatment that starts by removing the entire tooth enamel layer to form an abutment. This will later anchor the crown in your mouth. Then, he will make an impression of the area, which will be sent to a dental lab where your new crown will be created.
Dr. Mark DeVuyst will secure a hard, plastic, temporary crown over the abutment. It’s important to remember that the temporary crown is only meant to protect the abutment. It is not strong enough to bite, chew, or grind hard foods.
When your final crown is ready, a member of our staff will call you to schedule the second phase of the restoration. The temporary crown will be carefully removed and Dr. Mark DeVuyst will cement your new crown onto the abutment.
If one of your teeth has recently suffered a fracture, you should call 586-416-1625 to seek professional treatment from Dr. Mark DeVuyst.