A dental crown is typically created from very durable dental grade materials that are meant to rival the strength of natural tooth enamel. Yet there are still some instances when an oral trauma or some oral bad habit can apply enough force to chip or fracture a dental crown.
This could come from something as significant as a hard household fall or it could be related to something as innocuous a grinding your teeth while sleeping, or a bad habit of using your teeth as tools.
If you have a dental crown that has been chipped, fractured, or damaged in any way, you need to have it examined as soon as possible by a dentist like Dr. Nancy Urquiola. Even if you aren’t experiencing any immediate discomfort in the tooth, the altered structural integrity of the dental crown could eventually harm the internal abutment.
After assessing the severity of the problem Dr. Nancy Urquiola and her staff will help you understand your treatment options. This might include completely replacing the compromised dental crown, or performing a root canal to restore sufficient structure for anchoring a new dental crown.
If you live in the Ann Arbor, Michigan, area and you have a chipped or fractured dental crown, you should not delay in calling 734-973-7450 to seek professional treatment at the dental offices of Urquiola Dental Center PC.