A Temporary Crown Is Made of Hard Plastic

A dental crown restoration needs two distinct stages. It starts by removing the tooth enamel layer and any lingering decay or damaged structures. This leaves behind a post-like structure known as an abutment that will eventually anchor a new crown. Then, your dentist, Dr. Susan Chmiel, will secure a hard, plastic, temporary crown over the abutment. This will protect the... read more »

Taking Adequate Care of Your New Temporary Crown

When Drs. Timothy Ross & Susan Chmiel cemented a temporary crown over the abutment in your mouth, it was intended to protect the abutment long enough for the dental lab to complete your permanent crown. It’s important to remember that the temporary crown does not actually restore the full function of the tooth. If the temporary crown comes loose, falls... read more »

An Extracted Tooth Can Effectively be Restored with a Bridge

Severe tooth decay, extreme fractures, cracks or a partially knocked out tooth can sometimes be so severe that the tooth in question cannot be saved by a root canal and thus requires extraction. Unfortunately, this can compromise your mouth in several ways. At first it might only limit your ability to chew food or possibly slur your speech. As time... read more »