Broken Dental Crowns, What Should You Do?

Dental crowns are a great way to strengthen a tooth that may be damaged, discolored or have minor alignment issues. Normally, they are very durable and long lasting. However, damage to porcelain crowns can occur. Having a lost or broken dental crown can be painful and annoying, as well as unsightly.

At West Village Dental Care, Dr. Chris Mei and our staff are trained in the placement and continued care of dental crowns. We have state of the art equipment and utilize the latest dental techniques.

What should I do if I have a broken dental crown?

Dealing with a lost dental crown can be disheartening and confusing. We understand those feelings and are here to help you. The first thing you should do is call a dental professional to assess the damage. Reasons for the loss of a crown can vary from patient to patient. Whatever the reason, you shouldn’t wait to get this fixed as it can lead to more issues down the road.

After a thorough cleaning and evaluation of the remaining tooth structure and crown, Dr. Mei can ensure the core is still intact and structurally secure. At this point if the core is stable, a lost crown could be reseated and cemented in place.

It may not always be possible to save a lost crown due to damage or decay to the tooth and core. If this is the case, Dr. Mei may choose to fit you with a temporary crown until a permanent option can be revisited. Call our office with any questions today at 313-563-4466!

What if I’ve chipped or broken my dental crown?

A chipped or broken crown can, in some cases, be repaired with little problem. Calling a dentist should always be the first step you take, as problems can compound the longer you wait. Dr. Mei will assess the damage to your crown and give you honest options for treatment.

Call our office today at 313-563-4466 for your appointment!

Just like any other product, dental crowns aren’t immune to wear and tear. At West Village Dental Care, we know you value your teeth and so will we! We will help you understand your treatment options and work through the details with you. We want you to be comfortable and have a positive experience in our office. Call us today at 313-563-4466 to schedule your appointment today!

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