Gold, base metal alloys, and dental grade porcelain serve as common materials that are used to create a dental crown. After being created in a state-of-the-art dental lab, a dental crown is cemented directly onto the anchoring abutment, which is made up of the remaining structure of the previously compromised tooth.
As the years go by, poor oral hygiene habits or a recent dental trauma could potentially start to loosen a dental crown or cause it to fall out. This can be very distressing and put the exposed abutment at risk for severe complications.
In a situation like this, you need to seek timely professional treatment from our experienced dentist, Dr. Catalina Cruz Johnson. After examining the exposed abutment and the compromised dental crown, he will help you understand your treatment options.
If the problem is directly attributed to a failure in the dental adhesive, you will see the abutment protruding from your gums. In a case like this, the dental crown will also be completely hollow. Sometimes, Dr. Catalina Cruz Johnson can simply clean the dental crown and cement it back onto the abutment.
If the anchoring abutment has been fractured or traumatized, you might see pieces of it inside the dental crown. To treat a tooth in this condition, Dr. Catalina Cruz Johnson might need to perform a root canal. This endodontic therapy will effectively restore the adequate structure to secure a replacement dental crown.
If you are in the Houston, Texas, area, and if you have a damaged or distressed dental crown, you should call 713-861-8323 to have it examined and treated at Dentists at Memorial Park.