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Dental crowns are typically cast from very durable materials like porcelain, gold, or another type of metallic alloy. This gives them the durability to bite, chew, and grind food for the many years ahead. While it is rare, there are still some situations that can chip or fracture a dental crown.

When this happens, you should not delay in contacting Barry Kinney. Without timely professional attention, the fractured crown could cause even more significant problems for the sensitive abutment within.

It’s important that you don’t attempt to brush or clean a damaged crown. If you have blood or debris in your mouth, you can gently rinse them away using lukewarm saltwater. Any other cleaning should be left to the professional tools and techniques employed by Dr. Barry Kinney.

If the abutment was somehow damaged, it might cause serious complications. In a case like this, he might need to perform a root canal to restore the sufficient structure. Once this is done, he can start the process of fitting you for a new crown.

If you are in the San Francisco, California, area and you’ve suffered a damaged crown, you should call 415-647-7077 to seek professional care at Barry Kinney.