Published: Aug 22, 2017 | By: Richard Caven
Dental crowns are designed to last for up to 15 years with the right care and maintenance, but that's not to say that people won't occasionally experience issues from time to time. When it comes to crowns, the most common issue that an individual is likely to face is it cracking, something that can happen after enough wear and tear has been exerted on it. Crowns have the tendency to break at any time, but they're more prone to cracking if you're a regular consumer of crunchy foods or if you're a teeth grinder. The good news about a cracked crown is that it's typically not an emergency situation. The bad news is that it might look unsightly and there might be some mild discomfort until a dentist has a chance to address the issue. Here's a closer look at what to do if a dental crown breaks on you:
It's never ideal to experience a cracked crown, but it's also important to remember that everything has a shelf life. Dental crowns are no exception. For more information on dental crowns and what to do if one breaks on you, contact Caven Dental today.
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