A dental crown is typically used to treat a tooth that has suffered from a significant dental fracture or has been compromised by a large cavity or area of dental attrition. They are commonly made from durable materials such as gold alloys, base metals, or dental grade porcelain-ceramic.
However, these durable materials can still be vulnerable to damage. This is more likely to be an issue if you grind your teeth at night without the protection of a dental guard, or you have a bad habit of nervously nibbling on foreign objects.
If one of your dental crowns has been chipped, fractured, or damaged in some way you need to have it examined by a professionally trained dentist like Dr. Kenneth Schweizer. Once he has assessed the severity of the damage to your dental crown Dr. Schweizer will explain the necessary treatment options.
If the abutment inside the dental crown hasn’t been harmed, Dr. Schweizer might be able to simply replace it with a new dental crown. If the abutment has been chipped or otherwise traumatized he might need to perform a root canal. This will restore enough structural integrity to anchor another dental crown in your mouth.
If you are in the Sarasota, Florida, area and you have a chipped or fractured dental crown, you should call 941-926-4888 to seek professional care at Kenneth M. Schweizer, DDS, PA.