A Cracked Tooth Might Need a Crown to Repair It

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Even though your tooth enamel is strong, there are times when a blow to the face or a hard fall can carry so much force that it cracks the enamel layer of a tooth. Even if the crack doesn’t damage the internal structures of the tooth, your dentist, Dr. John Bosak, Jr., might recommend repairing the tooth with a dental crown in Granada Hills, California.

Most crowns are made from either gold, base metals or porcelain. The material Dr. John Bosak, Jr. recommends for your crown will be influenced by the tooth’s primary function in your mouth and its appearance in your smile.

During your first appointment, Dr. John Bosak, Jr. will remove the majority of the enamel layer of the tooth, leaving behind an abutment. Then, he will form an impression of the smile to serve as a guide for the dental lab technicians who prepare your permanent crown.

After the technicians have completed your permanent crown, Dr. John Bosak, Jr. will call you back in for a brief second appointment. During this visit, your temporary crown will be carefully removed and your new permanent crown will be cemented in place.

If you have a cracked tooth, we invite you to call our experienced dental team today at 818-368-5676 to explore your treatment and restoration options. Let us help you get your confident smile back!