Tips for Dealing With a Damaged Crown

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When Mountain Peak Dental installed your permanent crown it was intended to fully restore the function and appearance of that tooth for a long time to come. In some rare instances it is possible for something like a hard fall or blow to the face can damage a crown. This may be more likely if the crown in question is made of porcelain.

If for some reason you can’t immediately contact us there are a few basic first aid tips to keep in mind to help you manage the situation.

You need to resist the temptation to brush or clean the damaged crown. If the incident has exposed some of the abutment your tooth might feel very sensitive. If you have blood or debris in your mouth, you can gently rinse your mouth with lukewarm salt water. This is the best way to clear your mouth without causing pain. Any other cleaning should be left to the capable hands of the dental professionals at Mountain Peak Dental.

If your abutment cracked or was otherwise damaged, it might cause serious complications. In a situation like this your Mountain Peak Dental dentist might have to perform a root canal to restore enough structure to cement a completely new crown back in place. In extreme situations the abutment itself might need to be extracted.

If you have lost a crown or damaged an abutment you should call Mountain Peak Dental as soon as possible at 406-363-4010 to schedule an appointment.