A Dental Crown Might Be Called for to Restore a Compromised Front Tooth

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There are several different types of teeth in the front of your mouth, this includes incisors, bicuspids, and canines. While they certainly play an important role in your oral function for biting off pieces of food, they also have a presence in the appearance of your smile.

If one of these teeth is chipped or fractured it can be unsightly, while also causing discomfort and sensitivity problems. If the dental fracture is significant and there isn’t sufficient tooth enamel remaining to secure a composite dental filling, Dr. Tim Woodruff might recommend a dental crown restoration

This treatment process involves Dr. Tim Woodruff using a special dental drill to remove any traces of the original tooth enamel layer. The underlying dentin layer within will eventually serve as an anchoring abutment for the dental crown.

A detailed impression will be prepared of the abutment and the corresponding teeth in your dentition.  It will be sent to a professional dental lab where your dental crown will be created from dental grade porcelain. This material can be shaded to perfectly match the neighboring teeth.  

You will need to return to Dr. Tim Woodruff’s office when the dental crown is ready. This appointment will be brief, as Dr. Tim Woodruff uses a strong dental adhesive to marry the dental crown to the abutment.

If you are in the Jonesboro, Arkansas, area and you have recently fractured a tooth, you should call 870-972-8190 to have it treated and repaired at Woodruff Family Dental.