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Broken Crown? Why You Should Call Your Dentist Immediately April 11, 2018

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Broken Crown? Why You Should Call Your Dentist Immediately, Richmond, Kentucky

If you have a tooth damaged by impact or recurrent decay, your dentist might recommend a dental crown to protect the structural integrity of the tooth. However, dental crowns are also used to correct cosmetic issues, which is why many people assume a damaged crown isn’t anything to worry about. On the contrary, crown damage can lead to worse dental issues, so you and your dentist should take preventative action.

Understanding Dental Crown Damage

What Causes Problems With Dental Crowns?  

dentistLike other dental restorations, dental crowns can break when you eat exceptionally hard, crispy, chewy, or sticky foods. Sometimes crowns can even completely detach from the tooth. They can also develop cracks or fractures of their own, especially if you grind or clench your teeth as you sleep. Food particles and bacteria will gather inside of those gaps, further endangering an already compromised tooth.

Temporary dental crowns are more likely to become damaged than permanent crowns. Follow through with recommended follow-up dental visits to check on the state of your crown.

Why Should I Contact A Dentist? 

When a crown is installed, dentists have to remove a small amount of dental enamel to make room for the restoration. Unfortunately, crown damage can then pave the way for deeper dental decay, such as root infections. Call your dentist as soon as you notice crown damage or if the surrounding teeth feel strange. Repairing your crown will protect your smile and prevent ongoing discomfort.


Broken crowns should never be taken lightly, which is why the team at Highland Dental in Richmond, KY, is on hand to help. With state-of-the-art technologies like same-day crowns and laser dental treatments, this dental practice can help restore your comfort and smiling confidence. To learn more about their services, visit them online or call (859) 625-0204 to make an appointment with the dentist.

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