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Dental crowns are typically used to replace the tooth enamel layer of a tooth that has suffered a large cavity, or dental fracture. This could also be an effective mode of treatment for restoring a tooth with a significant cosmetic imperfection.

Most are made from durable dental materials like gold, base metals, and dental grade porcelain. This will give the crown the kind of strength to rival natural tooth enamel.

Unfortunately, it is still possible for a dental crown to be fractured. More significant fractures such as a hard blow to the mouth during sports, a household fall, or an automotive accident can limit Dr. Joe Rigg’s treatment options. In some severe cases the abutment of the tooth might fracture near the gumline.

In an extreme case Dr. Joe Rigg might recommend extracting the remnants of the abutment from the periodontal socket This can help ease the pain and allow the periodontal tissues to heal. When you’re ready Dr. Joe Rigg can restore the tooth with a dental bridge.

This type of dental restoration starts with Dr. Joe Rigg examining the two nearest teeth to make sure they are completely healthy. Then, he will create two anchoring abutments by removing the tooth enamel layer from each tooth.

Dr. Joe Rigg will then prepare an impression of the area to serve as a guide for the dental technicians who will create your dental bridge.

When it’s ready Dr. Joe Rigg will cement your dental bridge in place with a strong dental adhesive. This will fully restore the tooth for many years ahead.

If you live in the Aberdeen, South Dakota, area and you have a damaged or distressed crown, you should call 605-225-2050 to have it treated at Joseph Rigg, DDS.