Fractured Tooth From Trauma
The patient above fractured his tooth due to a blow to the face when playing basketball. The nerve in the tooth was exposed causing a lot of sensitivity. A fractured tooth is a dental emergency that usually requires a custom porcelain crown or veneer to restore the tooth. In this case a root canal was also needed to remove the damaged nerve.
Root Canal on Fractured Tooth
A root canal was performed on the fractured tooth to remove the nerve. A large Rescue post was placed because so much tooth structure was missing. The porcelain crown will be cemented to this post.
A digital impression was taken to create a porcelain crown for the patient. Digital impressions are much more accurate than the molds dentists used to take.