Dental crowns are often created in a special dental lab from materials that known to be durable enough to replace tooth enamel’s ability to bite, chew, and grind food. However, bad habits like nervously nibbling on foreign objects, biting your nails, or improvising your teeth to open packaging can sometimes exceed the structural integrity of a dental crown.
If one of your dental crowns has been chipped, fractured, or somehow damaged, you need to have it examined at Dr. Corey Johnson’s dental office. After assessing the severity of the damage to your dental crown he will explain the necessary treatment method need to repair the problem.
While you’re waiting to see Dr. Corey Johnson you should not attempt to clean the damaged dental crown. Dr. Corey Johnson and his staff will handle any necessary cleaning treatments during the assessment.
If some form of oral trauma damaged the dental crown and you’re experiencing pain, you could take some over the counter pain medicine or rub a topical numbing agent on your gums.
If the abutment inside the dental crown hasn’t been severely traumatized, Dr. Corey Johnson might be able to simply fit you for a new dental crown. If the abutment has been traumatized he might need to perform a root canal. This will restore enough structural integrity to anchor another dental crown in your mouth.
If you are in the Glenwood Springs, Colorado, area and you have suffered a damaged crown, you should call 970-945-9119 to seek professional care at Corey I. Johnson D.D.S., P.C..