At Northern Virginia Dental Associates, our dentists design each dental crown to be crafted from durable materials that are strong enough to handle biting or chewing food. While it is rare, there are some times when a crown can suffer a chip or minor fracture. This could be the result of a significant oral trauma or something as mundane as using your teeth as tools.
If you have a chipped, fractured or otherwise damaged crown, you should not delay in contacting Northern Virginia Dental Associates to seek timely treatment. If left unattended, the damaged crown could cause even more significant problems for the sensitive abutment within.
You should never attempt to brush or clean a damaged crown. If you have blood or debris in your mouth, you can gently rinse them away using lukewarm saltwater. Any other cleaning should be left to the professional tools and techniques of our dental specialists.
If the abutment was somehow damaged, it might cause serious complications. In a case like this, your dentists might need to perform a root canal to restore the sufficient structure. Once this is done, he can start the process of fitting you for a new dental crown.
If you have a damaged dental crown in Springfield, Virginia, you should call 703.451.8332 to have it examined and treated at Northern Virginia Dental Associates.