Crowns are commonly cast from very durable dental materials like gold, base metals, and porcelain. This gives them the strength to handle daily chewing and grinding, while also making them invulnerable to the ravages of tooth decay.
However, there are still instances where something can happen to chip or fracture a crown. This could come in the form of a blow to the face during sports or unconsciously grinding your teeth at night.
If you have a crown that is damaged in any way, you should not delay in contacting Dr. Frederick M. Saigh, III to seek treatment at Saigh Family Dental. Without timely, professional attention, the fractured crown could cause even more significant problems for the sensitive abutment anchoring the crown in your mouth.
You should never attempt to brush or clean a damaged crown. If an accident has left blood or debris in your mouth, you can gently rinse them away using lukewarm salt water. Any other cleaning should be left to the professional tools and techniques employed by Dr. Frederick M. Saigh, III.
If the abutment was somehow damaged, it might cause serious complications. In a case like this, one of we might need to perform a root canal to restore the sufficient structure. Once this is done, we can start the process of fitting you for a new crown.
If you are in the Iron River, Michigan, area and you’ve suffered a chipped or fractured crown, you should call 906-265-0050 to seek professional treatment with Dr. Frederick M. Saigh, III.