Complications from gum disease, poor oral hygiene and oral trauma can potentially damage the abutment core that anchors a crown in your mouth. Should this rare occurrence befall you, it’s important that you seek treatment at Classic Smiles’s Ocoee, Florida, clinic as soon as possible.
It might be possible for our dentists to apply an endodontic treatment, like a root canal, to restore the damaged structure of the abutment. Once this is done, we can start the process of fitting you for a new crown.
In a severe case, where the damage to the root is extensive or the bone structure of the socket is traumatized, we might recommend a total extraction.
Once all the injured tissues have healed, our dentists can help you understand your options for replacing the tooth’s presence in your mouth. If you’re not comfortable with the time and oral surgery required to restore the tooth with a dental implant, your dentist might advocate a bridge restoration.
This will require two separate appointments to complete. During the first appointment, your dentist will examine the two neighboring teeth to make sure they are completely healthy. They will then remove the tooth enamel from each of the closest neighboring teeth. This creates a pair of abutments that will later serve to anchor your bridge.
We will then create an impression of the void and the two abutments to guide a dental lab while they create the bridge. Your dentist will secure temporary crowns over each abutment to protect them.
Once it’s completed, we will call you back to our clinic so we can cement the bridge in place. With proper care and good oral hygiene, it will fully replace the original crown’s presence in your mouth for very many years.
If you live in the Ocoee, Florida, area and you have suffered a damaged crown, you should call 407-293-3002 to seek professional treatment at Classic Smiles’s dental offices.