The high-quality dental materials that make up dental crowns enable them to be extremely durable and able to support your tooth. A dental crown can become fractured in an accident and require attention from our dentist.
If you have poor dental habits such as chewing on ice, biting your fingernails or using your teeth to tear open packages, or if you don’t wear a sports mouth guard during games, you could suffer a fractured dental crown. This could affect the integrity of the dental crown and result in the need for a visit with the dentist. We encourage you to not delay treatment since it’s very important to assess the severity of the fracture so that we can provide appropriate restorative dentistry before the damage results in additional dental issues.
Even if you can’t see the dentist right away, refrain from cleaning the dental crown or else it could further damage the crown. Our professional dental team is trained to safely clean tooth damage and care for an injured tooth. If you are experiencing dental pain from the fracture, an over-the-counter pain reliever or numbing agent applied to the gums can help you remain comfortable until you are able to receive treatment.
If you have a healthy abutment supporting the dental crown, we can provide conservative treatment such as placing a new dental crown over the tooth. However, a damaged or infected abutment may require root canal treatment in order to regain its structural integrity to ensure the tooth is healthy enough for a new dental crown.
Contact Drew Hines, DMD at 704-366-3526 today if you need an appointment with our dentist, Dr. Drew Hines, to treat a fractured dental crown in Charlotte, North Carolina.