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Bad oral habits like chewing on ice, pencils or pens could put your teeth at increased risk of suffering a dental fracture. Some patients may experience significant pain, discomfort and sensitivity in their teeth.

Even if you don’t feel pain in the damaged tooth, you should still have it examined by one of our dentists, Dr. John Felkner and Dr. John Cronkrite. Without professional attention, the damaged tooth enamel could start to trap plaque and residual food particles. Over time, this could cause tooth decay.

If an area of tooth decay develops or the fractured area of tooth enamel is large the dentists might recommend a dental crown restoration. This treatment plan will essentially replace the entire tooth enamel layer. It starts with the dentists numbing the tooth before carefully removing the remaining enamel. The pillar of dentin left behind will serve as an anchor for your dental crown. Once the enamel has been removed, the dentists will make an impression of the area. This will serve as a guide for the dental technicians who will create your dental crown. A temporary crown will then be secured over the tooth to protect it. When your crown is ready, you will come in for a second appointment. The crown will be placed on the tooth and secured with a strong dental adhesive.

If you are in Edgar, Wisconsin, and you have just suffered a significant dental fracture, you should call 715-352-2700 to seek treatment at Szmanda Dental Edgar.