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Your dental crown was designed by Dr. Justin Karrel and fashioned in a dental lab from durable dental materials. While it is meant to fully replace the tooth enamel layer of your compromised tooth, there are still things that can chip a dental crown.

This can sometimes be caused by bad habits like chewing on foreign objects, biting your nails, using your teeth as improvised tools, or crunching on ice. Athletes who forgo using a required mouth guard are also at increased risk of suffering a fractured dental crown.

If you have a crown that is damaged in any way, you need to dental care at Dr. Justin Karrel’s dental office in Staunton, Virginia. Dr. Justin Karrel can quickly assess the severity of the damage to your crown and present you with the necessary treatment options.

While you’re waiting for your appointment with Dr. Justin Karrel you should not attempt to clean the damaged dental crown. Dr. Justin Karrel and his staff will handle any necessary cleaning treatments. If you’re experiencing pain from a dental trauma, you could take some over the counter pain medicine or rub a topical numbing agent on your gums.

If the abutment inside the dental crown remains intact Dr. Justin Karrel might be able to simply fit you for a new dental crown. If the abutment has been traumatized he might need to perform a root canal. This will restore enough structural integrity to anchor another dental crown in your mouth.

If you are in the Staunton, Virginia, area and you have suffered a damaged crown, you should call 540-885-1631 to seek professional care at Justin Karrel DMD.