When a tooth is fractured, the damage to the tooth enamel can vary in depth and severity. Even if you don’t feel immediate pain and discomfort in the tooth, you should still have it examined and treated by an experienced dentist like Dr. Michele S Tratos.
As time goes on the tooth could be susceptible to a more severe dental fracture or tooth decay. In many cases like this Dr. Michele S Tratos will recommend a dental crown restoration. This mode of treatment is designed to fully replace the tooth enamel layer with an artificial material like gold, porcelain, or base metals.
Dr. Michele S Tratos will numb the tooth and surrounding gums before using a special dental drill to remove all the tooth enamel. This leaves behind an abutment containing the dentin and all the other sensitive structures of the tooth.
A detailed impression will be made of the area to help guide the dental technicians as they work to create your dental crown. At the end of the appointment, Dr. Michele S Tratos will secure a temporary crown over the abutment to protect it.
When your dental crown is ready you will need to return to Dr. Michele S Tratos’s dental office to have it cemented in place.
If you live in Las Vegas, Nevada, and you have a fractured tooth, you should call 702-369-8730 to seek treatment at Michele S Tratos.