A dental crown is often used as an effective treatment method for restoring a tooth that has been significantly compromised by a dental fracture, missing dental filling, or a large cavity. They are commonly created from special dental materials capable of replacing the strength of natural tooth enamel.
Unfortunately, there are also some things that can impart 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 a dental guard.
In a case like this, you need to have the damaged dental crown examined by a dentist like Dr. Anderson Lane.
Even if you aren’t experiencing any immediate pain or discomfort in the tooth, it could still be at significant risk of suffering severe complications. The altered structural integrity of the dental crown could eventually affect the internal abutment of the tooth.
If the internal abutment is undamaged, Dr. Anderson Lane might be able to simply fit you for a replacement crown. Unfortunately, if the incident also harmed the sensitive abutment within the crown Dr. Anderson Lane might need to perform a root canal. This will restore enough dental structure to secure a new crown in your mouth.
If you live in the Austin, Texas, area and you have a damaged crown, you should not delay in calling 512.459.4347 to seek professional treatment at Anderson Lane Dental.