Typically, a dental crown is put in place to cover and protect a damaged tooth. Dental crowns are usually durable and can last for many years with proper care and oral hygiene. However, it is possible for a crown to break or crack.
In some cases, it may be possible to repair a broken dental crown. If you break, crack, or chip your dental crown, you should call our office as soon as possible. Our dentist, Dr. Woo Sung Jung, will examine your dental crown to see if it can be repaired. If the dental crown is only minimally damaged, it may be possible to repair the crown using resin. However, if the damage is severe, the crown may need to be replaced. The tooth beneath the crown may also need to be examined for possible damage.
To help prevent a broken dental crown in the first place, follow the below guidelines:
- Avoid eating sticky or hard foods or chewing on hard objects, like your fingernails, ice, or a pencil
- If you grind your teeth or clench your jaw at night, wear a night guard
- Keep your teeth and gums clean and healthy with good oral hygiene practices
If you have already damaged your dental crown and need assistance, please contact us at Garland Grove Dentistry.
Dental Crown Repair in Garland, TX
Dr. Jung is here to help you with all your dental needs, including broken dental crowns. Call our office today to schedule your appointment.