Fractured Tooth Enamel Might Need to Be Treated with a Crown

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Suffering a dental fracture can cause pain, discomfort, and heightened sensitivity. Even if the tooth isn’t significantly distressed, you should still strongly consider having it treated by Dr. Victor J. Dongo. As time goes on the fractured tooth will be at increased risk of suffering a new cavity.

In some cases, it might be possible for Dr. Victor J. Dongo to treat a small dental fracture by applying a standard dental filling. In the case of a more significant dental fracture there might not be sufficient tooth enamel remaining to anchor a dental filling in place. To treat a tooth in this condition Dr. Victor J. Dongo might recommend a dental crown restoration.

This is a replica of the tooth enamel layer cast from porcelain. The interior of the crown is hollow, so it can be anchored to the tooth.

After removing all traces of the tooth enamel layer, Dr. Victor J. Dongo will prepare an impression of the tooth and any related teeth in the area. This impression will be used to create your custom dental crown.

When the dental crown is ready, a member of Dr. Victor J. Dongo’s staff will call you to schedule a brief second appointment. Once Dr. Victor J. Dongo cements the crown onto the tooth, your newly restored tooth will last you for many years to come.

If you live in the Hialeah Gardens, Florida, area and you have a fractured tooth, you should call (305) 512-3700 to have it treated.