There are times when something like a hard fall, a blow to the face, or other oral accident can chip the enamel on one of your teeth. When this happens, residual food particles and plaque can become trapped in the area. This can promote dangerous tooth decay. To treat this problem, your dentist, Dr. L.C. Chilimigras, will often recommend a dental crown in Battle Creek, Michigan.
This is essentially a replica tooth made from either porcelain, gold or a base metal alloy. It usually takes two separate appointments to fully install a crown.
Dr. L.C. Chilimigras will use a drill to remove the tooth enamel and form an abutment. This will later anchor the crown in your mouth. Then, he will make an impression of the area, which will be sent to a dental lab where your new crown will be made.
Then, Dr. L.C. Chilimigras will secure a hard, plastic, temporary crown over the abutment. It’s important to keep in mind that the temporary crown is not a fully functional tooth; its primary purpose is to protect the abutment.
You’ll need to come into LC Chilimigras for a brief, second appointment when your new crown is ready. The temporary crown will be carefully removed and your new crown will be cemented into place.
If you have a badly chipped or otherwise damaged tooth, you should call (269) 964-7660 to schedule an appointment at our clinic.