Using a Root Canal to Repair and Restore a Deeply Cracked Tooth

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Your tooth enamel is made up of a dense microscopic mineral crystal structure that is very hard and durable. Unfortunately, there are things like a fall or a blow to the face can cause a deep crack in the enamel layer of one your teeth. Sometimes these fractures can go deep enough to cause significant damage to the root and other internal structures of the tooth.

To fully restore the tooth Root Canal Specialists, PC might need to perform a root canal to restore the damaged internal structures before replacing the enamel layer with a crown.

The first step in the root canal process involves a thorough examination of the tooth to determine the extent of the damage.

Your dentist will then remove most of the tooth enamel to gain access to damaged internal structures. Once the damaged area is removed the interior structure of the tooth will be rebuilt with a rubbery material known as gutta-percha. This creates an abutment that will later anchor a crown in place.

Next, an impression is made of the abutment and the surrounding teeth. This is sent to a dental lab where your permanent crown is made. The dentist will cover the abutment with a temporary crown.

Once the dental lab has completed your crown Root Canal Specialists, PC will call you in for a brief second appointment. The temporary crown will be removed and your new permanent crown will be cemented in place.

If you have a deeply cracked tooth or tooth that is otherwise damaged and causing you pain, please call Root Canal Specialists, PC at 248-540-9191 to schedule an appointment.