What Should I Do When I’ve Damaged My Dental Crown?

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Even though dental crowns are very strong and reliable, there are things that can damage or break them or even make them fall out of place. These things could be something like a blow to the face or even the suction from a sticky or chewy food or candy. So, if you have broken or damaged your crown, there is no need to worry. Our dental team has some tips and information that can help you get through this tough time.

First, you need to call My Fresno Family Dentist at 559-432-2975 and schedule an appointment. Dr. Claudia J. Trujillo is the only one who can fully restore and repair your dental crown. So, schedule an appointment at your earliest convenience and don’t forget to bring your crown with you.

Second, do your best to put the crown back into place. In order to do so, you can put a small piece of sugar-free gum or over-the-counter dental cement in the crown and then place the crown back over the tooth. If it fails to stay on your chomper, keep the crown in a safe place until your appointment so you don’t accidentally lose or break it.

Third, relieve any pain or discomfort. You can do so by taking an over-the-counter pain medication until you meet with your dentist. Our dental team never wants you to feel uncomfortable, so please take the painkillers as needed.

If you do these things, you’ll be on your way toward the restored dental crown you deserve! For more information about how to take good care of a dental crown in Fresno, California, please remember that you can always call our office and talk to a member of our dental team. We are happy to help you in any way you need, and we look forward to hearing from you!