Sadly, even though they are strong and reliable, dental crowns can break and become damaged, especially if you suffer a blow to the face or if your crown experiences extra wear and tear each day. So, if you ever have a broken or damaged dental crown, it’s important to keep calm and follow our dental team’s instructions.
First, you need to reach for the phone, call Crosby Dental Center at 281-328-3569 as soon as possible, and schedule an appointment. This is the most important thing you can do. Dr. Jim Nored & Annette Gemp is the only one who can treat and repair your broken dental crown. When you come into our office, bring the crown with you so they can put it back into place.
Second, put the crown back onto your tooth if possible. To secure it in place, use over-the-counter dental cement or sugar-free gum for now. All you need to do is fill the center of the crown with these sticky products and put the tooth back into place. If the crown fails to stay, just keep it safe until your appointment so you don’t break or lose it.
Third, eliminate and discomfort or pain. Sometimes a broken crown can cause pain, so please to take over-the-counter painkillers as needed. This should give you the comfort you need until you see your dentist.
If you have any questions about these instructions or about how to take care of a broken dental crown in Houston, Texas, then please remember that you can always call our office and talk to a member of our dental team. We are here to help you in any way we can, and we are happy to give you the tips, information, and details you need to have the best metal-free dental crowns and smile possible!