Today’s message is for anyone who has a broken dental crown. First off, you REALLY need to have it replaced. That said, you may be wondering which variety of dentist should replace it.
We advise that you contact the dentist who placed the crown. If you have moved or don’t remember where you got it, we invite you to consider Koch Park Dental – Martin L. Buchheit, DDS.
Why an urgent care dentist instead of a cosmetic dentist?
Urgent care dentists treat dental emergencies. But a dental emergency rarely requires only one procedure. Most necessitate a cosmetic restoration once the initial problem is taken care of. For example, a knocked-out tooth, a broken tooth, a chipped tooth, and most root canals all require restoration as the final step.
An urgent care specialist is dental jack-of-all-trades.
Urgent care dentists provide restorative, general, and cosmetic dentistry. In other words, an urgent care dentist has extensive experience with cosmetic procedures. Some even offer dental implant procedures.
What do you do when your dental crown breaks or comes off?
Don’t swallow it! Carefully take it out of your mouth. If you accidentally swallow it, you will have some extra problems we won’t discuss in this article.
Call Koch Park Dental – Martin L. Buchheit, DDS. We will schedule you an appointment right away and advise you on whether you should use temporary cement to re-attach the crown. Your tooth is weakened, so avoid substances that are chewy, sticky, or crunchy.
The dental professionals at Koch Park Dental – Martin L. Buchheit, DDS have been replacing crowns since 1987. If you have a broken crown, give us a call.