Broken dental crowns can be scary and nerve-wracking, but you should still keep calm throughout this troublesome time. Even if a blow to the face or a sticky food caused your broken crown, there are things you should do to improve the situation and treat the tooth and crown. To help you, our dental team is happy to provide the following instructions.
First, grab your phone, call Chino Hills Family Dentistry by dialing 909-342-7945, and schedule an appointment with Dr. Alexander Santos. The sooner you come in for an appointment the sooner your dentist can completely fix the problem. Please remember to bring the crown with you so he can put it back into place.
Second, put the crown back over your tooth using a piece of sugarless gum or over-the-counter dental cement. To do this, you should fill the center of the crown with the sticky product and then place it back over your chomper. Do not use super glue. If the crown doesn’t want to stay in place, it’s best to keep it safe until you come into our office so it won’t get broken or lost.
Third, relieve any pain. Sometimes having a broken crown can cause severe discomfort. So, if you’re uncomfortable, try dismissing the pain with over-the-counter painkillers. The medication should help you feel more comfortable until you make it back to our office.
If you do these things and stay calm, you’ll be on your way toward the restored dental crown and smile you deserve. If you have any questions or if you would like to learn more about how to take care of a broken dental crown in Chino Hills, California, please call our office and talk to a member of our dental team. We are here to give you the information and tips you need to successfully take care of your smile!