Depending on the circumstances, a broken dental crown may or may not be salvageable. If the break or fracture is minimal, your Vancouver dentist might be able to repair your crown.
However, if the crown is cracked or chipped, it may be time to consider a new restoration for your smile. Your dentist at Alta Dental Studio might recommend a new crown to protect your tooth better.
Just like your natural teeth, crowns do wear and can break down over time. Avoiding biting into hard foods like apples, carrots, or crusty bread can help protect both your natural teeth and crowns from fractures. Crowns are also susceptible to chewy foods like steak or taffy that could pull them off your tooth.
Wearing a nightguard to protect your teeth while you sleep can also guard your restorations against damage.
An excellent home care routine can also protect your teeth from tooth decay and other damage. Bacteria is capable of sneaking underneath your crown and causing cavities and other damage inside your tooth if you're not diligent about a consistent brushing and flossing routine.
If you're having trouble with a current dental restoration like a tooth crown or filling, your dentist in Vancouver is here to help. Contact Alta Dental Studio today at (604) 876-5032 to schedule an appointment.