A crown can help restore a broken tooth and make it as good as new!

If you have a broken tooth and are looking for a solution to fix it, consider getting a crown from Allred Family Dental. With two convenient locations in Hampton and Griffin, Georgia, we’re just a phone call away from helping your teeth get back into tip-top shape.

What are the signs of a broken or cracked tooth?

Most often, a traumatic tooth injury happens during some traumatic event, like getting hit in the mouth or jaw area while playing sports, or during a fall, or even during a car crash. You can also break or crack your tooth by biting down too hard on something.

If you think you might have broken or cracked a tooth, here are some signs of tooth damage that you should be looking for:

  • You have sensitivity to temperature, meaning if you consume something hot or something cold, you feel an uncomfortable sensation on one tooth or area of your mouth.
  • You experience pain in just one tooth or one specific area of your mouth. Sometimes, when you break or chip a tooth, it can cause damage to the teeth in the surrounding area, which is why it is so important to have the dentists at Allred Family Dental evaluate your mouth.
  • If you have swelling around one tooth, that could be a sign that it has taken on some trauma, like a crack or break.
  • If you have sensitivity to sweet foods. Sometimes the sugars in foods can affect the sensitivity in your teeth, especially one that is broken or cracked.

What happens when you break a tooth?

If you have a broken tooth, you should see your dentist immediately so that they can take a look at the damage and come up with a plan of action to repair the tooth. After an evaluation, your dentist will be able to tell what sort of damage has happened, and what courses of treatment are available to you.

What exactly is a crown?

A dental crown is essentially a customized cover that goes over your tooth. Once your tooth is prepped, meaning any sharp edges have been cleared, or any decay has been removed, your dentist will fit you for your dental crown. Since crowns are made to specially fit your mouth, your dentist will use a temporary crown to cover the prepared tooth until your custom crown can be created.

What is the difference in the types of crowns Allred Family Dental offers?

A dental crown can be made of porcelain or metal, and can even be the same color as your natural tooth. But the type of crown you get depends on the type of damage your original tooth has sustained, and where the tooth is located in your mouth.

The most durable type of dental crown used by dentists at Allred Family Dental is the e.max porcelain crown. This crown is made using porcelain and is most often used to fix a tooth closer to the front of your mouth. E.max porcelain crowns can be made to match the shape and color of your other teeth, making it the best choice for those who need a dental crown.

If you need a dental crown on your molar, a zirconia porcelain crown is the best option. It is made of material stronger than the e.max crown, meaning it can handle all the tough chewing your molars do.

A porcelain fused to metal dental crown is a good option for those who are looking for strength and beauty. This type of dental crown combines the strength of a metal crown, but is covered with a porcelain facing, making for a durable crown that looks like your natural teeth.

The last option for dental crowns offered by Allred Family Dental is a full metal crown. These crowns are made of gold and other semi-precious metals. They are the strongest type of dental crown available, and are most often used on back teeth that aren’t completely visible to the naked eye.

Visit Allred Family Dental today if you have experienced tooth trauma.

If you have experienced a traumatic event to your mouth, you should get checked out by a dentist at Allred Family Dental so your teeth can be evaluated. If you have any damage, be it a cracked, broken, or loose tooth, the team will be able to help you come up with a plan for treatment to fix your smile.

Give us a call or make an online appointment today to come in and see us.