What to Do If You Break Your Dental Crown

Posted .

Have you broken your dental crown? If so, there is no need to worry! Our Dental Designs of Bountiful team is happy to tell you what to do so you can improve the situation. When you’ve broken a dental crown in Bountiful, Utah, please do the following things:

Call your dentist
The first thing you need to do is call your dentist and schedule an appointment. Your dentist is the only one who can completely repair your tooth and your crown. So, be sure to schedule an appointment as soon as possible and bring your crown with you when you come into our office.

Put the crown back in place
Try to put the crown back over your tooth. To keep it in place, you can put a small piece of sugarless gum in the center of the crown or over-the-counter dental cement. If you can’t seem to get it to stay, keep the crown in a safe place where you won’t lose or break it.

Take over-the-counter pain medications
Sometimes having a broken crown can be painful. If this is the case for you, try relieving the pain with over-the-counter pain medication. The medication should give you the comfort you need until you make it back to our office.

For more information about the ways to care for your dental crown and smile, call 801-295-7171 today and talk to a member of our team! Please remember that the sooner you call our office and schedule an appointment with Dr. David Duke, the sooner we’ll be able to fix your crown. We look forward to helping you!