Crowns are typically created from very strong dental-grade materials. This gives the dental restoration the same strength and feel of the original compromised tooth. Unfortunately, there are some extreme situations where an oral trauma or some form of accident can manage to chip or fracture a crown.
In a situation like this, you should not delay in calling 417-358-2233 to seek professional care from Dr. Michael Woody at Peach Tree Dental in Carthage, Missouri. The longer you delay, the more likely you are to experience significant complications.
If the crown material was damaged but the abutment within is still healthy and strong, our dentist might be able to fit you for a new crown. This will require another impression and preparation. Once it’s installed the new crown will be just as strong and durable as the original.
If the crown came loose from the abutment due to bacterial complications from untreated gum disease, there should be a few telltale signs. You should see the abutment sticking out from your gums, and the crown itself should be completely hollow. If this is the case, our dentist may be able to simply clean the crown and abutment and cement it back into place.
If the abutment broke off at the gum line or has been otherwise damaged, you should see some or all of it inside the crown. For a tooth in this condition, our dentist might need to perform a root canal to restore enough structure to securely cement the crown back in place.
If you live in the Carthage, Missouri area and you have a damaged, distressed or missing crown, please do not delay in calling 417-358-2233 to seek care. Our Peach Tree Dental team is ready to help you with all of your smile care needs!