CRowns & bridges

My crown broke. What do I do now?

A crown can break due to an injury or excessive wear and tear. If your dental crown breaks, don’t panic! Simply contact our office immediately, and we will fit you in as soon as possible. If you are able, please bring the crown with you to your appointment. We can provide you with tips when you call to relieve any discomfort.

To protect the underlying tooth, fit the crown back over the tooth structure if you can. You can coat the inside of the crown with toothpaste or dental adhesive to keep it in place, but please do not put superglue or any similar substance on the crown!

Dr. Ramsey will evaluate the situation and make you comfortable. Depending on the circumstance, he may apply a temporary crown until a new permanent crown can be made for you.

One thing to keep in mind is that some people mistake a tooth breaking beneath the crown as a breakage of the crown itself. This could be a more serious issue, so if you suspect any kind of breakage of a crown, please do not hesitate to contact us!

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