A dental crown is the most popular restorative treatment when a tooth is too damaged to be repaired with a dental filling but not compromised enough to warrant a dental extraction. A crown serves as a “cap” for the affected tooth, covering all visible sides and restoring its integrity, appearance and strength.
While modern porcelain crowns offer remarkable durability, and some last up to 15 years or more. However, crowns are still subject to damage and premature wear. When your dental crown is cracked or chipped, you can trust Dr. Tejal Kakade in Carrollton for prompt repair. If you consume a lot of crunchy foods and/or grind your teeth, you are at greater risk for a cracked crown dental emergency.
When a crown chips, breaks or falls out, it is important to see your dentist. The comfort, health and appearance of your smile may be at stake. At the office of Dr. Tejal Kakade, we do our best to address your dental crown damage and other dental emergencies as quickly as possible.
Ways to Tell That Your Dental Crown is Damaged
When a dental crown chips, cracks or becomes loose, your underlying tooth is left vulnerable to further damage and discomfort. The appearance of your smile may also be at stake when a crown is suddenly damaged or falls out. Delaying crown repair or crown replacement can lead to more costly treatment in the future.
If you have a dental crown, it’s important to know how to identify any signs of damage or cracking so that you can call Dr. Kakade right away.
Here are some signs that your dental crown may be cracked:
Pain or Discomfort
If you experience pain or discomfort when you bite down or chew on your crown, this may indicate that it’s cracked.
If you have increased sensitivity to hot or cold foods or drinks, this may also be a sign that your crown is cracked.
Examine your crown visually to see if there are any visible cracks or chips. Use a mirror or ask someone to help you if you can’t see the crown clearly.
If you can feel roughness on the crown’s surface, it could mean that there is a crack or chip.
If your crown feels loose or comes off easily, it could be because it’s cracked or damaged.
Call an Expert to Repair Your Dental Crown
We know that it is never convenient or ideal to deal with a cracked dental crown. However, dental accidents do happen. At the office of Dr. Tejal Kakade, we do our best to provide prompt and seamless crown repairs when you need it most. Many crowns can be restored with composite resin and may not need a complete replacement. Call our Carrollton office today to learn more about our advanced dental crown services.