A Damaged Crown Might Need a Root Canal

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Dental crowns are often used to repair a tooth with significantly decayed or damaged tooth enamel. They are typically cemented to an abutment that is formed by the healthy interior core of the tooth with a strong dental adhesive. If a blow to the face or poor oral hygiene cause a crown to fall out, the potential complications can be quite serious.

If the abutment within the tooth has developed a new area of decay or if the root was damaged, your endodontist, Dr. Duane Taylor, might need to perform a root canal.

This is a minimally invasive course of therapy where all damaged or decayed structures of the abutment are excised. Once all compromised tissues have been removed, your endodontist will rebuild the structure with a sterile material known as gutta percha.

With the abutment structure restored, he will take an impression of the area. This will be sent to our professional dental lab where a new crown will be custom crafted.

When it is ready, we’ll call you back in to cement your new crown into place over the restored abutment. With proper care and cleaning, you can expect the restored tooth to serve you for many years to come.

If you’ve recently lost or damaged a dental crown in Dallas, Texas, you should call 214-330-7771 to schedule an appointment at Affordable Dentistry and Orthodontics.