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Your dental crown was created from strong dental materials meant to rival or exceed the capacity of natural tooth enamel. Yet there are still times where some form of dental trauma can exceed the structural integrity of a dental crown causing a chip or fracture.

In a situation like this, you should not delay in seeking treatment at Dr. Bruce W. Smith’s dental clinic. The longer you delay the more likely you are to experience sensitivity problems or complications with the anchoring abutment that holds your dental crown in your mouth.

While awaiting dental care at Dr. Bruce W. Smith’s clinic, you should resist the temptation to brush, clean, or manipulate the dental crown. If you need to clear some material out of your mouth, you can gently rinse with lukewarm saltwater. Any other cleaning measures should be left to Dr. Bruce W. Smith and his dental technicians.

The treatment method Dr. Bruce W. Smith recommends for your damaged crown will vary on the severity of the damage. If the abutment within was cracked or was otherwise damaged it might cause pain and serious complications.

In a case like this, Dr. Bruce W. Smith might need to perform a root canal to restore the abutment’s structural integrity. Once this is done, he can start the process of fitting you for a new crown.

If you live in the Houston, Texas area and you have a damaged dental crown, you should call 713-529-4364 to have it examined and treated at Bruce W. Smith, DDS.