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What to Do if You Chip Your Dental Crown

April 29, 2022
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Posted By: Painfree Dentistry
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Have you ever chewed on something a bit harder than you expected? Perhaps you’ve chipped a tooth or done minor damage to some dentistry (such as fillings, veneers or dental crowns). Depending on the situation, you may need some assistance to keep your oral heal in check!

At Painfree Dentistry, we understand that accidents happen, and we want our patients to know that we are here to get their oral health back on track!

Importance of Dental Crowns 

Dental crowns play a role in several different procedures that include:

  • Dental implants 
  • Dental bridge 
  • Root canal procedures 
  • Covering a damaged tooth 

If you’ve chipped, cracked or damaged a crown, your tooth or overall oral health may have a higher risk for pain or infection.

Damaged Dental Crowns

So, you’ve chipped a dental crown. What’s next? Patients may chip or damage dental crowns for various reasons, and getting to a dentist for assistance is the best way to determine the next steps. Some may perceive the chip in their dental crown as a minor situation, but a dentist can help determine the severity of the problem and the next viable course of action. In some cases, a chipped dental crown may be highly weakened and require emergency treatment to restore the normal function of the teeth.

Care and Assessment When You Need It Most

Our patients in Parramatta and Greater Sydney can benefit from a closer look after chipping or damaging a dental crown. Our team of experienced staff can assess the stability of your crown, check for damage to other teeth, and ensure your tooth’s protection. New and existing patients can visit our dental clinic in the event of a chipped or damaged dental crown by calling us beforehand on (02) 9199 7392.

Contact Our Dental Practice in Parramatta

We invite all patients with concerns about the condition of their dental crowns to book an appointment at our dental clinic. If you’ve recently chipped your dental crown or feel concerned about other damage to your oral health, our team is here to help!