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There are times when an accident, hard fall or blow to the face can crack a tooth. With most cracked teeth, the damage is so severe that it compromises the internal structures of the tooth. The only way to eliminate pain and future complications is for Dr. Scharla Collins to perform a root canal.

A root canal in Mesquite, Texas, essentially calls for your dentist to remove any and all damaged structures from the tooth. Once this is done, she can rebuild the internal structures and integrity of the tooth with a special rubbery material called gutta percha.

This creates a small, post-like structure that extends out from your gums. This is called an abutment. Later, this will anchor your permanent dental crown.

A dental crown is a tooth-shaped cap that is made from either porcelain, gold or base metal alloy. The material Dr. Scharla Collins recommends for your crown will be based on the tooth’s function in your mouth and its prevalence in your smile.

Your permanent crown will be made in a professional dental lab where it is custom crafted to fit onto the abutment and match your smile.

If you have just cracked a tooth, you need to call Texas Teeth at 972-270-2062 as soon as possible to schedule an emergency appointment.