Dental crowns are commonly created from durable dental-grade materials that are intended to be strong enough to handle biting and chewing. Yet it is still possible for one of your crown restorations to be damaged by an unfortunate accident or dental trauma.
The severity of the damage to the crown and any potential harm to the internal abutment will determine the treatment method advocated by Dr. Eli Janabi.
While you are waiting for your appointment with us, you should avoid playing with the damaged crown or cleaning it. If the traumatic incident has left you with stray material or blood in your mouth, you can gently rinse it away with some lukewarm saltwater. Beyond that, any other measures should be left to our professional technicians and dentist.
If the abutment was cracked or damaged, it might cause serious complications. In a case like this, your dentist might need to perform a root canal to restore the damaged structure. Once this is done, they can start the process of fitting you for a new dental crown.
Significant damage to the abutment might require a root canal treatment to fully restore enough internal structure to mount a new crown. If you live in the Falls Church, Virginia, area and you have suffered a damaged crown, you should call 703-982-2222 to have it examined and treated. Our trained professionals at Smile Studio Dental are ready and happy to help you to achieve your best smile!