The teeth in the front of your mouth are typically smaller and have less total tooth enamel than the molars and premolars in the back of your mouth. When a large cavity or significant dental fracture affects one of these teeth, there might not be enough healthy tooth enamel remaining to repair the tooth with a simple dental filling.
Even if the damaged tooth doesn’t cause you any immediate distress, you should still have a dental fracture examined and treated by an experienced dentist like Dr. Michele S Tratos before tooth decay develops in the compromised tooth enamel.
In a case like this, Dr. Michele S Tratos might recommend restoring the entire tooth enamel layer of the compromised tooth with a porcelain dental crown. This material can be created to match the natural tooth enamel of the surrounding teeth.
If he has any concerns about the structural integrity of the tooth, Dr. Michele S Tratos might also have the dental grade porcelain material fused to a strong metal core.
Once the dental crown has been created, Dr. Michele S Tratos will cement it in place with a strong dental adhesive. This will marry the metal core to the internal abutment, thus anchoring it in your mouth for many years to come.
If you are in the Las Vegas, Nevada, area and you have a compromised front tooth, you should call 702-369-8730 to schedule an appointment with our dental care specialists.