By protecting teeth and concealing cosmetic imperfections, dental crowns can save smiles. We are often asked how solid and reliable same-day dental crowns CEREC are. Do dental crowns break easily? A crown may be durable for a lifetime, but occasionally it might break or chip.
Dental Crowns are Durable and Effective Solutions
Dental crowns are one of the most common dental procedures. They are used to restore teeth that are damaged through fracture or decay. In the past, dental crowns were made from a variety of materials, including gold and porcelain fused to metal. However, same-day ceramic crowns are now providing the same level of durability with better aesthetics. Same-day crowns are made from high-strength porcelain designed to withstand the forces of chewing. In addition, same-day crowns are color-matched to your natural teeth, making them virtually indistinguishable from your real teeth. These reasons showcase how same-day ceramic crowns are an excellent option for people who want to restore their smile without compromising the quality or durability of the crown.
Can Dental Crowns Break Down?
Dental crowns can last many years with proper care. However, crowns can break down over time, and there are several reasons why this may happen. One reason is that a dental crown is not made of the same material as the tooth. Because there is a difference between enamel and ceramic or zirconia, the crown may expand or contract at a different rate than the tooth, which can eventually cause the two to separate. Another reason for crown failure is that the crown may not fit properly. If there is a small gap between the crown and the tooth, bacteria can enter and cause decay. Finally, crowns can also break down if subject to excessive force, such as biting or chewing hard foods. While dental crowns are typically very durable, it’s essential to be aware of the factors that can cause them to break down.
What to do if Your Crown Breaks or Falls Off
Dental Health International (DHI) can help fix a broken dental crown. Through x-rays and an exam, we will determine the best course of treatment. Once we have a diagnosis, we will develop a treatment plan. The treatment plan may include reattaching the dental crown or replacing it with a new one.
If a dental crown breaks or falls off, it’s important to take the following steps:
- If your dental crown breaks, call and make an appointment as soon as possible! We will need to evaluate if part of your tooth has broken and make sure you don’t have an infection in the area!
- If your dental crown falls off, call the office immediately for an appointment. We may be able to recement your crown!
- If your dental crown cracks, bring it to us right away. We will likely need to replace the crown.
Sometimes, we may need to perform root canal therapy before replacing the dental crown. No matter the situation, we will work with you to find a solution that meets your needs.
Same-Day Dental Crowns CEREC in Chelsea, MA
We can quickly and precisely improve your smile’s appearance and functionality with a same-day dental crown CEREC. Using our Cerec technology, a dental crown can be customized for your smile. This procedure can be finished in just one visit and permanently cemented within 2 hours! Call us today to schedule your appointment!
If you have any questions about dental crowns, reach out to our skilled and experienced doctors: Dr. Jeya Guna, Dr. Luxmi Guna, Dr. Oleg (Alex) Agranovich, Dr. Jubin Zaboulian, and Dr. Rekha Hariwala.