Dental crowns in Lake Jackson, Texas, are made in a professional dental lab out of durable materials like porcelain, gold or base metal alloys. While they are designed to handle the pressures of biting, chewing and grinding hard foods, it is possible for the crown to be chipped or fractured. This could be the result of a blow to the face or something as mundane as grinding your teeth on a regular basis.
If you have a crown that is chipped, fractured or damaged in some way, you should contact Distinctive Dental Services to seek timely treatment. If left untreated, 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 our highly skilled dental professionals.
If the abutment was cracked or was otherwise damaged, it might cause serious complications. In a case like this, your dentist, Dr. Scott Elrod, might need to perform a root canal to restore the damaged structures. Once this is done, we can start the process of fitting you for a new crown.
If you have a damaged crown, you should call Distinctive Dental Services at 979-297-0337 to seek timely treatment.