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Sometimes a sports injury or accident around the house can impact the mouth causing a chipped or fractured tooth. Even if the damage to the tooth doesn’t cause immediate pain or warrant emergency treatment, you should still have it examined by a professionally trained dentist like Dr. Ronald A. Williams.

Without timely examination and treatment, the compromised tooth could suffer from a severe cavity or a more significant dental fracture. This could potentially result in the total loss of the tooth.

In many cases where a significant dental fracture has affected a tooth’s enamel layer, Dr. Ronald A. Williams will recommend a dental crown restoration. If the internal structures of the tooth have somehow been traumatized, he might need to perform a root canal in advance.

A dental crown is created from a special dental material and is hollow to allow it to be anchored on an abutment formed from the dentin layer within the tooth. Dr. Ronald A. Williams can create the abutment by removing all the remaining tooth enamel.

Once it has been created in a professional dental lab, you will need to have Dr. Ronald A. Williams cement the dental crown in place with a strong dental adhesive.

If you are in the Davison, Michigan, area, and you have recently suffered a fractured tooth, you should call 810.653.3503 to seek treatment at The Art of Dentistry.