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If You Have a Fractured Crown, We Need to See You

Posted on 3/25/2020 by Pacific Oral and Facial Surgery Center
If You Have a Fractured Crown, We Need to See YouMany people get dental crowns after facing severe tooth decay or physical trauma. Most commonly, we apply a crown to prevent further decay of a tooth. A crown also helps with protecting the sensitive nerves of a tooth. Though dental crowns are made of strong materials, they can chip or fracture.

The severity of a damaged crown depends on what kind of trauma it has faced. Minor fractures can occur from teeth grinding. More serious damage can be done if these fractures are not repaired or the crown is not replaced. No matter the cause, taking care of a damaged crown is important.

What Can Happen if a Crown is Not Repaired?

An unrepaired crown poses many problems. First, a damaged crown gives more area for bacteria to adhere to your tooth. This will eventually lead to tooth decay and gum disease if not taken care of. If this happens, it's possible that we will need to install a whole new crown. Gum disease caused by bacteria makes it particularly hard to install a crown properly so you may even need to go through a long recovery process.

Another problem that a broken crown can cause is a misaligned bite. A misaligned bite is detrimental because it not only affects your tooth with a crown, but your other teeth as well. Our teeth are meant to fit together very precisely. If they don't, there is a chance for damage to other teeth and the jaw, which may make eating difficult.

If you have a problem with your dental crown, it's important that you come to see us. Taking the first steps to see us will help you get on the road to recovery sooner. In most cases, crowns can be repaired with a simple procedure. If you would like our services, please call us and schedule a visit.
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