Your tooth enamel is stronger than your bones. However, it is still possible for something like a hard fall, blow to the face or other oral accident to chip, fracture or damage the tooth enamel. When this happens, it is possible for residual food particles and plaque to become trapped in the area, promoting tooth decay. To treat this problem, Dr. Spartak Delakyan will often recommend repairing the damaged tooth with a restorative dental crown.
A dental crown in N. Hollywood, California, is essentially a replica tooth made from either porcelain, gold or a base metal alloy. It usually takes two separate appointments to fully install a crown.
Dr. Spartak Delakyan will use a drill to remove the tooth enamel and form an abutment during the first appointment. This will later anchor the crown in your mouth. Then, they will make an impression of the area, which will be sent to the dental lab where your new crown will be made.
Then, Dr. Spartak Delakyan will secure a hard, plastic temporary crown over the abutment. It’s important to keep in mind that the temporary crown is not a fully functional tooth. Its primary purpose is to protect the abutment.
You’ll need to come into Toluca Dental Studio for a brief second appointment when your new crown is ready. During this appointment, the temporary crown will be carefully removed and your new crown will be cemented into place.
If you have a broken, fractured, or otherwise damaged tooth, you should not delay in calling us at 818-927-6807 to have it treated and restored by your dentist.