If you have a bad habit of nibbling on desktop items, biting on your fingernails, or using your teeth as tools, you could chip one of your front teeth. It’s also worth noting that contact sport athletes who forgo using a mouth guard during practice and games are at increased risk of suffering dental fractures.
Sometimes Dr. Bogdan Bodroug can repair a chipped front tooth with a composite resin dental filling. However, some people have a thin amount of tooth enamel on their front teeth. If the dental fracture is large or there isn’t sufficient tooth enamel remaining on the tooth, Dr. Bogdan Bodroug might recommend restoring the tooth with a porcelain dental crown.
This treatment process starts with Dr. Bogdan Bodroug using a dental drill to remove whatever remains of the original tooth enamel. The exposed dentin layer within will eventually serve as an anchoring abutment to secure your dental crown in place.
A detailed impression will be cast of the area and the corresponding teeth in your bite pattern. This will be sent to a professional dental lab where your final crown is created. You will need to return to Dr. Bogdan Bodroug’s office when the porcelain dental crown is ready. A strong dental adhesive will then be used to cement it onto the abutment.
If you are in the Vancouver, Washington, area and you have recently fractured a tooth, you should call 360-448-7018 to have it treated and repaired at Quality Dental Care. Let our team tend to your smile’s care today!