Dental crown restorations are typically used to replace the tooth enamel layer of a tooth that has been damaged or decayed. They are cemented onto an abutment that is made from the dentin layer of the tooth or a dental material known as gutta percha.
While this restoration method is meant to stand the test of time, it is possible for severe gum disease or a dental trauma to damage the abutment. In an extreme case, it might even make the abutment break off at the gumline.
When this happens, you might experience significant pain and other complications. So, it’s wise to not delay in contacting Sossaman Family Dental for treatment. Sometimes Dr. Elena M. Alexander, Dr. Jared Mayer, and Dr. Timothy Yu can treat the problem and restore sufficient dental structure for a root canal.
In an extreme case where the trauma is too severe, Dr. Elena M. Alexander, Dr. Jared Mayer, and Dr. Timothy Yu might advocate extracting the remnants of the abutment from the socket before suturing your gums.
Once all the tissues have healed, Dr. Elena M. Alexander, Dr. Jared Mayer, and Dr. Timothy Yu can start the process of restoring the tooth with a dental bridge. This dental work replicates the full function and appearance of the broken tooth. The replacement tooth is fused to a pair of crowns that are anchored on abutments that are formed out of the two neighboring teeth.
Dr. Elena M. Alexander, Dr. Jared Mayer, and Dr. Timothy Yu will start by using a drill to remove the tooth enamel from each tooth to form a pair of abutments. This creates a small protective sheath that houses the healthy pulp, root, and nerve of each tooth.
Dr. Elena M. Alexander, Dr. Jared Mayer, and Dr. Timothy Yu will create a detailed impression of the abutments and the other corresponding teeth. This will be sent to a dental lab to help guide the technicians as they produce your new bridge.
A staff member at Sossaman Family Dental will call you to schedule a second appointment when your new bridge is ready. It will then be cemented directly onto the two abutments with a strong dental adhesive.
If you live in the Mesa, Arizona, area and you are suffering from a traumatized crown, you should not delay in calling 480-359-1464 to have it treated at Dr. Elena M. Alexander, Dr. Jared Mayer, and Dr. Timothy Yu’s clinic.