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Crowns To Repair Broken Teeth

Broken teeth are no laughing matter.  Not to long ago my husband was eating a jolly rancher---and like a dummy, he bit it (instead of sucking)…….and off popped half of his tooth!  When a tooth is broke, most likely your dentist will suggest that a dental crown be placed to repair it. 

Using crowns to repair broken teeth are really the best to help restore function, appearance, and the shape of the tooth.  At the appointment, a dental professional will shape the tooth and then create a mold.  Once the mold is taken, it is sent to a laboratory where a durable wax mold is created.  The crown is then fabricated.  The crowns are made to fit perfectly on the teeth---but that doesn’t mean there can’t be complications.  Usually a good dentist can anticipate these difficulties.  As soon as any complications arises, a trip to the dentist is necessary as soon as possible.  Here is one complication to look out for!  Dentist Near Me Linwood NJ 08221

 

Biting Problems

A temporary crown is usually placed on the teeth to help protect the break while awaiting a permanent crown.  The temporary crown has to be removed from the tooth before the new crown can be adhered.  To help reduce any discomfort, usually lidocaine is used to numb the tooth.  When the crown is placed, your dentist will ask you to bite down and see if the crown scraped against the tooth above or below.  Carbon paper is also used to help show any high areas on the crown that could cause a problem.  Often times, the crown can be adhered to high but because your mouth is numb you wont be able to feel the bite properly. 

When the bite is to high, this can lead to pressure on the tooth and also cause a disruption to the delicate tooth material underneath the crown.  If this happens, the pulp can be injured and the tissue in the center can start to deteriorate.  Dead tissue leads to infection---then a root canal will be necessary.  Dentist Near Me Linwood NJ 08221

 

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