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A crown is commonly cast from very durable dental grade materials such as gold, porcelain-ceramic, or base metal alloys. While this makes them invulnerable to tooth decay, it is still possible for a dental trauma or bad habit to chip or fracture a crown.

People who have a bad habit of chewing on stray objects or using their teeth for tools are at heightened risk for suffering crown damage. The same is true for people who grind their teeth at night on a regular basis without the comfort and protection of a quality dental guard.

If one of your crowns is chipped or fractured, you need to call 205-884-2370 as soon as possible to have it examined at Pell City Dental Center PC’s Pell City, Alabama, clinic.

While you await care with one of our dentists, there are a few things to keep in mind to help minimize undue complications.

You should never attempt to brush or clean the damaged crown. If the incident has exposed some of the abutment you might experience heightened sensitivity problems. 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 our team of dental specialists.

If the abutment was cracked or was otherwise damaged, it might cause serious complications. In a case like this, one of our dentists might need to perform a root canal to restore the damaged structure. Once this is done we can start the process of fitting you for a new crown.

In a case where the abutment has suffered significant damage, we might recommend treatment with a root canal. Once this endodontic therapy is completed, it will restore sufficient structure to anchor a new crown in your mouth.

If you live in the Pell City, Alabama, area and you have suffered a damaged crown, you should call 205-884-2370 to have it examined and treated by one of Pell City Dental Center PC’s dentists.