A Damaged Crown Demands a Dentist’s Attention

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Dental crowns in Orem, Utah, have been designed to replace the tooth enamel layer of a compromised tooth with an alternate material such as gold, porcelain, or base metallic alloys. As strong as these materials are, there are still times when dental trauma can carry enough force to chip or fracture a dental crown.

This is even more likely to occur if you play in rigorous sports without a necessary mouth guard or you grind your teeth at night without the protection of a night guard.

If the underlying tooth is uncompromised, Drs. Barry, Barry, and Barry might be able to simply fit you for a replacement crown. Unfortunately, if the incident also harmed the sensitive tooth within the crown, our dentists might need to perform root canal therapy and restore enough dental structure to secure a new crown in your mouth.

While you’re waiting for your appointment with our dentists, it’s best to leave the crown alone. Manipulating it, attempting to clean it, or playing at it with your tongue could potentially damage the tooth.

If you have a chipped or damaged crown, you should not delay in calling 801-226-0441 to seek professional treatment at Barry Family Dental.