Dental crowns are designed to be durable enough to stand the test of time. However, there are some instances when a hard blow to the face or other oral accident can cause a chip or fracture in the crown. If you have a crown that is damaged in some way, you should contact Bart Deering DDS to have it examined as soon as possible. If left unattended, the damaged crown could result in serious complications.
You should never attempt to brush or clean the damaged crown. If the incident has exposed some of the abutment, your tooth might feel very sensitive. If you have blood or debris in your mouth, you can gently rinse them away using lukewarm saltwater. Any other cleaning should be left to your dentist, Dr. Bart Deering.
If the abutment was cracked or otherwise damaged, it might cause serious complications. In a case like this, your dentist might need to perform a root canal to restore the damaged structure. Once this is done, he can start the process of fitting you for a new dental crown.
If you have a damaged dental crown in Garland, Texas, you should call Bart Deering DDS at 972-271-4545 today to have it examined, treated and repaired. We are always happy to help you smile.