Uh-oh, you broke a tooth! But it’s ok, you did the right thing, you called your dentist right away and made an appointment for an exam. If he was able to restore the tooth with a dental crown you should be good to go but before you do make sure to ask about any particular precautions that you should take in caring for your “new tooth.”
Soon after your crown has been installed it may be a bit sensitive. Your dentist may suggest that you use a toothpaste that has been developed specifically for the symptom until the sensitivity passes.
If after a few days have passed you notice that your bite (the way your teeth come together when you close your mouth in a natural manner) isn’t as it should be your crown may need some adjustment. Let your dentist know if you suspect that there may be an issue with your bite.
A dental crown is there to improve the look of the tooth that has been damaged and to protect it from further deterioration. It is however, still vulnerable to the disease causing bacteria that can affect the gum tissue. Take care to brush and floss as usual. If you have been evaluated as being at high risk for tooth decay or gum disease your dentist may recommend using a fluoride mouth rinse just as an added precaution.
Browse the before and after gallery on the website to see examples of the various dental restorations that are available at Benson Hill Smiles. Talk personally to Dr. Wagar about your specific concerns.