Dental fractures can vary in size and severity. A small dental fracture, sometimes referred to as a chip, might be repaired by having Dr. Rick G. Friedrichs apply a dental filling. However, a more significant dental fracture might need a full dental crown restoration to prevent tooth sensitivity or a new cavity.
The crown itself is hollow to allow it to anchor onto a post-like abutment that is formed from the core structures of the tooth.
To do this, Dr. Rick G. Friedrichs will remove the entire tooth enamel layer before making an impression of the area. This will include the tooth’s relationship to the corresponding teeth in your bite pattern.
The impression will be sent directly to our off-site dental lab where your new crown will be prepared. Then a hard, plastic, temporary crown will be cemented over the abutment to protect it.
One of our staff members will call you back for a brief second appointment when the crown is ready. The temporary crown will be removed and your new crown will be cemented onto the abutment with a dental-grade adhesive during this appointment.
If you live in the Tomball, Texas, area and you have suffered a dental fracture, you should call 281-205-4717 to explore your repair and restoration options at Rick Friedrichs, DDS and Associates.