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How We Can Help if You Struggle with a Crown Fracture
Posted on 10/20/2018 by Clackamas Oral Surgery Office
A dental crown is a cosmetic restoration to fix problems such as broken or chipped teeth. A crown works as a cap and covers a tooth when we can't repair it with a filling. Depending on the material used, crowns last for many, many years, but they can get chipped or cracked with normal wear and tear or if you don't take care of them. Metal crowns will last longer than porcelain ones. While crowns are made to withstand the forces used by your mouth when eating and chewing, there are instances in which they can fracture, such as when you suffer a blow to the face, a fall, or bite down on something hard. You can also have a fractured crown if you suffer from bruxism, the unconscious grinding, and clenching of the teeth at night. Treatment for a Fractured Crown When a crown on one of your teeth fractures, you should call us immediately so that we can take care of you. Depending on the fracture, you will need an emergency appointment. If there are sharp edges that are hurting the soft tissue in your mouth, we should see you right away to replace it. In the meantime, you can examine the crown and remove it, if it's loose or dislodged to prevent swallowing it. Depending on the condition of the tooth, you may experience sensitivity to hot or cold temperatures. If there is bleeding from a fractured crown, you can use a piece of folded gauze and bite firmly on it for several minutes. You can also use dental cement if you don't have access to our office or the fracture happens after hours. We will do everything possible to bring you in as soon as we can. Once you come to see us, we will examine you and determine the best treatment for you which can include replacing the crown or repairing it. If you took out the old crown, please bring it with you....
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All Posts:

How We Can Help if You Struggle with a Crown Fracture
10/20/2018
Orofacial Pain Does Not Need to Rule Your Life
10/10/2018
How to Tell if You Have a Fractured Tooth
9/20/2018
How We Can Help with Reconstruction After an Accident That Injured Your Face
9/10/2018
Many Can Treat Their Bruxism with a Mouth Guard
8/23/2018
Are There Surgical Options for Jaw Pain?
8/13/2018
Does Your Jaw Hurt Following a Car Crash?
7/20/2018
Why You Need to Come In When You Have a Toothache and a Fever
6/23/2018
Unusual Causes of Jaw Pain
6/13/2018
What to Do in the First 24 Hours After an Extraction to Care for Your Mouth
5/23/2018
Bone Grafts and Dental Implants
5/13/2018
What to Do if You Find an Oral Cyst
4/23/2018
Types of Facial Infections an Oral Surgeon Can Help With
4/13/2018
Types of Injuries You Should See an Oral Surgeon For
3/23/2018
Things to Know Prior to the Removal of an Impacted Tooth
3/13/2018
Symptoms of a Broken Jaw
2/23/2018
How to Best Control Post Oral Surgery Bleeding
2/13/2018
Foods to Avoid When Your Jaw Hurts
1/25/2018
How Dental Implants Stop Jaw Resorption
1/15/2018
What to Avoid Right After Getting a Bone Graft
12/23/2017
What is Safe to Do Following Any Type of Oral Surgery?
12/13/2017
Signs Your Pain Stems from a TMD
11/27/2017
Salt Water Boosts Recovery Following Oral Surgery
11/17/2017
When to Extract an Impacted Tooth
10/25/2017
When an Abscess Should Have Surgery
10/15/2017
Surviving the First Day Following an Oral Graft
9/27/2017
Signs of Oral Cancer You May Notice at Home
9/17/2017
What Options Do You Have for a Cross Bite?
8/25/2017
How Long Should It Take for Teeth in a Day to Heal?
8/15/2017
Why Your Jaw May Hurt Even Days Following an Auto Accident
7/30/2017
Reasons You May Need Dental Surgery
7/23/2017
What Your Oral Surgeon Can Do When You Have Sinus Pain
6/30/2017
Preparing for Oral Surgery - What to Have On Hand
6/20/2017
Is Gum Safe to Chew When You Have TMJ?
5/30/2017
Boosting Your Own Health Following a Bone Graft
5/20/2017
Why Your Oral Surgeon Should Check Your Mouth After an Auto Accident
4/27/2017
What Options Do You Have to Treat TMJ Pain at Home?
4/17/2017
Why an Extraction is So Traumatic to Your Gums and Surrounding Teeth
3/30/2017
Foods That Can Cause Issues with Healing After an Oral Procedure
3/20/2017


Brett Sullivan, DMD, MD
Board Certified Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon

Clackamas Implant & Oral Surgery Center
9895 SE Sunnyside Rd, Suite P
Clackamas, OR 97015

Ph: 503-662-8744
Fax: 503-652-8992
Email: reception@clackamasoralsurgery.com
Clackamas Implant & Oral Surgery Center - Brett Sullivan, DMD, MD | www.clackamasoralsurgery.com | 503-662-8744
9895 SE Sunnyside Rd, Suite P, Clackamas, OR 97015