Dental grade porcelain, gold, and base metal alloy dental crowns are meant to rival or exceed the natural durability of tooth enamel. This allows them to effective restore a tooth that was compromised by a large cavity, dental fracture, or dental attrition.
Just like your natural tooth enamel, it is sometimes possible for an extreme situation or poor choice in your daily habits to chip or fracture the dental crown.
If something should happen to one of your dental crowns, you should not delay in contacting Dr. Maureen Toal to seek treatment at her dental office. Left untreated the damaged dental crown could cause even more significant problems for the sensitive abutment within.
You should never attempt to brush or clean a damaged dental crown. If the incident has left blood or other material in your mouth you can gently rinse it away using lukewarm saltwater. Any other cleaning should be left to the professional tools and techniques available to Dr. Maureen Toal.
If the anchoring abutment was damaged by a blow to the face or some other form of dental trauma it might require advanced treatment measures. In a case like this, Dr. Maureen Toal might need to perform a root canal to restore the structure. Once this is done she can start the process of fitting you for a new dental crown.
If you are in the Phoenix, Arizona, area and you’ve suffered a chipped or fractured crown, you should call 602.485.0505 to seek professional treatment at Center For Dental Rehabilitation.