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At Shaia Dental Care, Dr. Anthony Shaia typically designs dental crowns with very durable materials like porcelain, gold or metallic alloy. Yet there are some rare occasions when an external force can potentially chip or fracture a crown. This is even more likely to occur if you participate in sports without the protection of a mouthguard or you grind your teeth on a regular basis.

If you have a crown that is chipped or fractured or if it falls out, you should not delay in calling 440-884-9898 to schedule timely treatment at our clinic. The longer you delay, the more likely you are to experience significant complications.

If the crown fell out due to the bacterial presence from chronic periodontal disease, there should be a few telltale signs. You should see the abutment sticking out from your gums and the crown itself should be completely hollow. If this is the case, your dentist might be able to clean the crown and abutment and cement it back into place.

If the abutment broke off at the gumline or has been otherwise damaged, you should see some or all of it inside the crown. For a tooth in this condition, Dr. Anthony Shaia might need to perform a root canal to restore enough structure to securely cement the crown back into place.

If it is merely a matter of just the crown being damaged, Dr. Anthony Shaia might be able to fit you for a new crown. This will require taking another impression and preparing the crown at a dental lab. Once it’s installed, the new crown will be just as strong and durable as the original.

If you have recently lost a dental crown in Parma Heights, Ohio, you should not delay in calling 440-884-9898 to seek treatment at Shaia Dental Care.