Posted on 10/15/2019 by Dick Hikade, DDS
|While your crown may last a lifetime, there are instances when it can become broken or chipped. If you are in such a situation and you are wondering whether the crown can be repaired or not, then give us a visit so that we can examine the type of crown that you have and the amount of damage to the crown.
How a Crown or Tooth CracksWhile crowns and teeth are strong, accidents tend to happen from time to time. Also, some personal behavior or habit might not be ideal for your crown. Your crown may break because of a blow to the face, wear and tear, a fall, grinding teeth and biting hard on something.
While falling or getting hit on the surface is something that we cannot control, there are specific preventive measures that we can take to prevent our crown from cracking.
Caring for A Chipped Or Broken CrownIf your crown is cracked or chipped, then make a point of reaching out to us as soon as possible. Unless the damaged part is causing soreness or jagged, then you might have to wait for a few days before the repair is done.
While waiting for the repair, you should expect to experience some sensitivity to cold and hot liquids or food. It all comes to whether the underlying pulp has been affected. You should examine the affected area on your own to see whether the pieces are dislodged or missing. If the crown is loose, then you can always pull it off as a precautionary measure to prevent yourself from swallowing.
Lost or fallen crowns are rarely an emergency. However, irrespective of whether you are in some discomfort or not, it's essential to have it fixed as soon as possible. During your visit, we will ask you whether you still have the crown. If you still have the crown, then we will clean and examine both the crown and the remaining tooth structure to ensure that it's not carious or defective. We finally recommend a solution that best suits your situation.