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A simple dental crown is often used to treat a tooth with an enamel layer that has been significantly affected by tooth decay or a large dental fracture. The dental work will be created from special materials such as porcelain or a metallic alloy that rivals the strength of natural tooth enamel.

While your new dental crown will be very durable, there are still some things that can potentially chip or fracture the dental work. A sports injury that affects the mouth or an accidental fall in the home can sometimes exert enough force to damage a dental crown. At the same time something as seemingly mundane as grinding your teeth while sleeping could also chip or fracture dental work.

If you have a chipped, fractured or otherwise compromised dental crown, you should not procrastinate having it examined by a dentist like Dr. Letitia M. Williams. The longer you wait to seek professional intervention, the more likely you are to suffer adverse complications.

In a case where the internal abutment hasn’t been harmed our dentist might be able to simply remove the compromised dental crown before starting the process of fitting you for a new one.

If you are in the Union Springs, Alabama, region and you have a chipped, fractured or otherwise compromised dental crown, you should call 334.738.3111 to have it examined and treated at Letitia M. Williams, DDS, LLC.