A Serious Case of Dental Misalignment Might Need to Be Treated with a Crown

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Uncorrected alignment issues with your teeth can cause them to meet at an unhealthy angle. When this happens, it is possible for one tooth to rub excessively against another. As time goes on this can cause a loss of tooth enamel.

Without timely treatment, the tooth could suffer from decay, heightened sensitivity, or a serious dental fracture. To prevent these complications, you should visit Dr. Henry Danziger’s office.

It might be possible for Dr. Danziger to repair a small area of lost enamel or damage with a standard filling. Unfortunately, greater damage may require total restoration with a dental crown. This is even more likely to be the case if a cavity has developed in the tooth.

A typical crown restoration starts with Dr. Danziger removing the entire tooth enamel layer. This leaves behind a pillar of healthy dentin called an abutment. In time it will serve as an anchor for the crown.

The doctor will them make an impression of the tooth and it’s neighbors. The impression will be sent to a dental lab where to guide dental technicians in creating your dental crown. A temporary crown will be cemented over your tooth to protect it.

A staff member will call you to schedule a follow up appointment when your dental crown is ready. Dr. Danziger will remove the temporary crown before using a strong dental adhesive to cement the dental work in place.

If you live in the Naugatuck, Connecticut, area and you have a tooth suffering from dental attrition, you shouldn’t delay in calling 203.729.0563 to seek professional treatment at Henry K. Danziger DDS.