Every crown is designed and installed with the intention of fully restoring the function and appearance of the tooth for a long time to come. There are, however, situations where something like an accidental hard fall or blow to the face can cause damage to one of your crowns. Should one of your crowns become damaged, it is a serious cause for concern and it requires the attention of Dr. Chuck Majors.
If for some reason you can’t immediately contact Dr. Chuck Majors there are a few basic first aid tips to keep in mind to help you manage the situation.
You should never attempt to brush or clean the damaged crown. If the incident has exposed some of the abutment your tooth might feel very sensitive. If you have blood or debris in your mouth, you can gently rinse them away using lukewarm salt water. Any other cleaning should be left to the capable hands of our dental professionals.
If your abutment cracked or was otherwise damaged, it might cause serious complications. To resolve a problem like this Dr. Chuck Majors might need to perform a root canal to restore enough structure to cement a completely new crown back in place. In extreme situations the abutment itself might need to be extracted.
If you have lost a crown or damaged an abutment, you need to call MajorSmiles as soon as possible at 979-776-6600 to schedule an appointment.