Dental crowns can last a lifetime. Yet sometimes, they can become damaged from an accident, injury, or after several years of use. If your dental crown breaks, cracks, or gets damaged, please contact your emergency dentist Dr. Vernon Smith for advice on how to care for the damage, if you need urgent care, or if you need to schedule an appointment.
Emergency Dental Care in Lakeland
We can quickly get you in to see Dr. Smith if it's an urgent matter. Our team is skilled and experienced in handling dental emergencies of all varieties. We will be able to relieve your pain, thoroughly assess the situation, and repair your smile so you can once again have a healthy, attractive grin. Unless the crown is causing pain or the tooth has jagged edges, your dentist may recommend waiting a day or two for repair.
How to Care for a Damaged Dental Crown at Home
If your situation is not urgent, your dentist in Lakeland, FL may recommend visiting in a day or two. Depending on the damage to the crown and underlying tooth, you may experience sensitivity to cold or hot foods or liquids.
Rinse your mouth with warm water and apply dental wax on a chipped or jagged tooth so you don't further damage the tooth or cut your tongue or lip. Some drugstores have dental cement available, so you may be able to use that to protect the remaining tooth until you see your dentist.
Contact Quality Dental Care for Crown Repair in Lakeland
If you break or damage a crown or have a dental emergency near Lakeland, please don't hesitate to contact us at Quality Dental Care of Lakeland.