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The dental crowns fitted by your dentist, Dr. Mauricio Martinez, are custom crafted in a professional dental lab. They are routinely made from durable materials like porcelain, gold or base metal alloys. While they are designed to handle the work of biting, chewing and grinding hard foods, it is possible for a crown to be chipped or fractured. This could be the result of a blow to the face or something as mundane as grinding your teeth at night on a regular basis.

If you have a chipped, fractured or otherwise damaged dental crown in Cape Coral, Florida, you should contact Gulf Coast Smiles to seek timely treatment. If left untreated, the damaged crown could result in serious complications.

You should never attempt 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 them away using lukewarm saltwater. Any other cleaning treatments should be left to Gulf Coast Smiles’s highly skilled dental professionals.

If the abutment was cracked or was otherwise damaged, it might cause serious complications. In a case like this, your dentist might need to perform a root canal to restore the damaged structure. Once this is done, we can start the process of fitting you for a new dental crown.

If you have a chipped or otherwise damaged crown, you should call 239.549.0001 to seek timely treatment and repair at Gulf Coast Smiles.