A hard fall or blow to the face can sometimes be so severe that it damages or breaks your tooth. If you have a broken tooth and its internal structures are still sound, our Paul L. Evans, DDS team might recommend restoring the enamel layer of the tooth with a dental crown in Grass Valley, California.
Dental crowns effectively replace the enamel layer of the tooth with an artificial material, like gold, base metals or porcelain. The material your dentist, Dr. Paul L. Evans, recommends for your crown will be based on the tooth’s primary function in your mouth and its appearance in your smile.
It generally takes two separate appointments for our Paul L. Evans, DDS team to restore a tooth with a crown. During the first appointment, your dentist will use a dental drill to remove the majority of the enamel layer of the tooth to form an abutment. We will then make an impression of the abutment and surrounding teeth. The impression will be sent to the dental lab where the technicians will produce your new permanent crown.
We will call you to schedule the second appointment after the dental lab technicians have completed your crown. During your second visit, your temporary crown will be carefully removed and your new permanent crown will be cemented in place.
If you have a broken, fractured, or otherwise damaged tooth, you should call Paul L. Evans, DDS at 530.273.4442 to explore your treatment and restoration options.