If you grind your teeth at night or have a bad habit of nibbling on non-food objects, you are at increased risk of suffering a chipped or fractured tooth. When tooth enamel is damaged, the textured surface of the void can gradually start to trap bacterial deposits that your toothbrush might struggle to clean. As time goes by, a large cavity could form in the already compromised tooth.
Sometimes Dr. Frandsen and Dr. Dansie can repair a fractured tooth by applying an amalgam or composite resin filling. However, a large dental fracture might require a dental crown restoration. This is even more likely to be the case if the fracture has also compromised a significant portion of the tooth’s biting surface.
The dental crown restoration process starts with our dentists using a dental drill to shape the tooth. The remaining dentin layer will eventually serve to secure your dental crown in place.
A detailed impression will be cast of the area and the corresponding teeth in your bite pattern. When the dental crown is ready, a strong dental adhesive will be used to cement it onto the tooth.
If you are in the West Jordan, Utah, area and you have recently fractured a tooth, you should call 801-890-0030 to have it treated and repaired at Frandsen Dental.