A dental crown is often used in a situation in which it is necessary to replace a tooth’s enamel layer. This is often necessary to address a tooth with a very large cavity, significant dental fracture, or large area of dental attrition. Most crowns are made from a dental grade porcelain, gold or a metal alloy. While these materials are known to rival the strength of tooth enamel, it is still possible to chip a dental crown.
The damage could be the result of a blow to the mouth during sports, or a fall in your home. People who grind their teeth while they sleep are also at an increased risk of suffering a damaged dental crown. If you have a chipped or fractured crown, you should make an appointment to see our dentist, Dr. Jorge Ferreira. In a case in which the dental crown itself was damaged, but the underlying dentin is unharmed, the dentist might be able to provide you with a replacement dental crown. If the dentin was damaged, our dentist might need to perform a root canal.
If you live in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and you have a chipped, damaged or otherwise distressed dental crown, you should call 505-455-2176 to have it examined and treated at Sonrisa Dental.