Dr. Pham received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Baylor University and a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Texas School of Dentistry, Houston in 1998. She is a member of ADA (American Dental Association), Greater Houston Dental Society and the Academy of General Dentistry.

Monday, July 4, 2016

What You Should Do When Crowns and Bridges Fall Out or Get Damaged

While crowns and bridges might seem permanent, they often fail for many reasons. Crowns can fall out because of improper placement by a previous dentist, extreme trauma to the tooth that holds the crown, or various forces. The force might come from something like a vehicle accident, or it could come with any incident where a person is struck in the face.

When crowns fall out, it's critical to visit a dentist as soon as possible. Dentists are able to redefine and reattach the crown when it falls out. This is important because problems can occur under the crown. When decay develops under the crown, individuals can suffer from serious pain, and the tooth's health might be in danger. It's better to take care of the issue as soon as possible.

Redefining is a process of ensuring that the crown is a proper fit on the tooth. This will be done if the crown did not fit properly on the tooth as it should or if decay has started to develop. The process is much easier if the tooth's integrity is in place. With better technology coming to the dental industry, it is easier than ever for dentists to ensure that crowns are situated on teeth in a way that is comfortable and effective.

What many do not know is that crowns are somewhat sensitive. A person living with a crown should be wary of placing undue stress or force on the crown. One of the most common causes of long-term tooth discomfort is grinding or chomping down on teeth with crowns. The most important thing is to be aware of these teeth and take proper steps to ensure their long-term sanctity. This might mean altering habits or even wearing a protective mouth guard to ensure that crowned teeth take as little stress as possible.


Traumatic Dental Injuries, aae.org 
Guideline on Management of Acute Dental Trauma, aapd.org

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