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Every dental crown designed and installed at Family Dentistry of Rockwall is custom crafted from very durable materials. At the same time, there are some rare occasions when an abnormal oral trauma, like a blow to the face, can potentially chip or fracture a crown. This is even more likely to occur if you don’t use a mouthguard during vigorous athletics or if you have a bad habit of using your teeth as tools.

If you have suffered a damaged crown, you need to call 972-772-3900 to seek timely professional care from Dr. Lisa K. Attaway. The more you delay the more likely you are to suffer significant complications.

In the interim, there are a few basic first-aid measures that will help reduce your chances of suffering further complications.

You can gently rinse the area with saltwater if you have blood or debris in your mouth from an oral trauma. Any other attempts at cleaning the damaged bridge should be left to the professional tools and techniques Dr. Lisa K. Attaway employs.

While you await your appointment, it’s best to avoid eating. If you do need to eat something, try to stick to soft foods and don’t chew on that side of your mouth. The more you manipulate a damaged crown the more likely you are to cause a problem with the abutment within.

If you live in the Rockwall, Texas, area and you’ve suffered a damaged bridge, you should call 972-772-3900 to seek professional treatment at Family Dentistry of Rockwall.