Part of Crown Chipped Off – Emergency Dentist Help
Crowns are a great option if you’d like to resolve cracked, broken, or decayed teeth. They can also strengthen your teeth after a root canal. In most cases, crowns are made of a porcelain material that can mimic the look and feel of your natural teeth.
One of the greatest benefits of crowns is that they’re long lasting. As long as they’re applied by an experienced dentist like Dr. Wells, you can expect them to last anywhere between 5 and 15 years. As with anything, the better you take care of them, the longer they’ll last.
Unfortunately, there is a chance that your crown may chip. It may do so if you bite down on something hard, grind your teeth, fall, or experience a blow to your ace. In the event you notice part of your crown chipped off, it’s important to contact your Raleigh or Garner dentist right away.
Unless the crown is causing soreness or pain, you may need to wait a few days before you can get it repaired. In the meantime, don’t hesitate to apply pressure to the damaged tooth with gauze to stop any bleeding that may be present. You can also stop at a drugstore to pick up dental cement and protect your tooth. Our great friend and colleague, Crestview orthodontist, Dr. Clay Sims has reported to us that he has had a number of orthodontic patients inquire about chipped teeth and potential crowns. When children are playing sports or simply horsing around, chipped teeth are not uncommon.
How Chipped Crowns are Repaired
The nature of your damage will dictate whether or not your dental crown can be repaired. If it’s fairly small, your dentist may use resin, a composite material that matches the color of your tooth to repair it. He may also decide to reshape or smooth the crown. Keep in mind that you may need a new crown if you’re severe enough.
Contact Wells Family Dental Group
If you have any questions related to a chipped crown or require emergency dental care to treat one, don’t hesitate to contact our office today. Give us a call at 919-266-5332. We look forward to hearing from you!