Sometimes a tooth that is damaged in a minor way be repaired by a simple filling. Other times the damage is significant or is in a critical location on the tooth, so Dr. David Powell might recommend restoring the entire tooth with a porcelain crown.
Our dentist starts by examining the tooth and taking some X-rays. It’s important to make sure the that the damage has not reached the dentin, pulp, or root of the tooth.
They will then numb the area with anesthetic before using a drill to remove all of the remaining tooth enamel. This leaves behind the dentin core of the tooth, which will serve as an abutment to eventually anchor your crown.
The dentist will take an impression of the area before securing a temporary crown in place over the abutment. The impression will then be sent to a dental lab where your new crown is produced.
We will call you to schedule the second appointment when your new crown is ready. During this brief appointment, the temporary crown is removed and your permanent crown is cemented in place.
If you have a chipped tooth in your smile, you should call All Care Dentistry in Murray, Utah at 801-266-1414 to explore your treatment and restoration options.