Dental crowns are typically created from materials meant to replicate the durability of your natural teeth. Unfortunately, there are some things that can chip or fracture a dental crown. This could come from a blow to the face during sports, a household accident, or grinding your teeth at night.
If any part of your dental crown is damaged, feels loose, or is otherwise distressed, you should not delay seeking treatment with Dr. Milan Sata at his dental office in Flint, Michigan. While you are waiting to see Dr. Milan Sata there are a few things you can do to reduce your chances of suffering unnecessary complications.
You should not attempt clean the damaged dental crown or any exposed elements of the internal abutment. This could potentially damage the abutment and cause further problems. You can gently rinse your mouth with lukewarm saltwater if a blow to the face left blood or debris in your mouth. Any other cleaning measures should be left to Dr. Milan Sata.
If the dental crown was chipped and the abutment is still healthy, Dr. Milan Sata might be able to start the process of furnishing you with a new dental crown. If the abutment was also damaged, Dr. Milan Sata might need to perform a root canal to restore enough dental structure to anchor a new dental crown.
If you live in the Flint, Michigan, area and you have a damaged or distressed crown, you should call 810-694-0200 to seek treatment at Milan Sata DDS.