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Every dental crown created and installed at Boise Dental Center - Michael Smith, DMD & Evan Smith, DMD is made from durable materials meant to handle the daily work of chewing the foods you eat. If you have a bad habit of using your teeth as tools or if you nibble on objects, you could potentially chip or fracture your crown. This is even more likely to occur if you also grind your teeth at night without wearing a quality dental guard.

If your crown is chipped or fractured or if it feels loose in your mouth, you should not delay in calling 208-343-4986 to have it examined and addressed by Dr. Michael Smith & Evan Smith. Any procrastination increases your chances of suffering even more significant complications.

In the interim, there are a few basic first-aid measures that will help reduce your chances of suffering further complications.

You can gently rinse the area with saltwater if you have blood or debris in your mouth from an oral trauma. Any other attempts at cleaning the damaged bridge should be left to the professional tools and techniques used by our highly trained staff.

It’s best to avoid eating on that side of your mouth. If possible, try to stick to soft foods and avoid chewing gum. The more you manipulate a damaged crown the more likely you are to cause a problem with the abutment within.

If you live in the Boise, Idaho, area and you’ve suffered a damaged dental bridge, you should call 208-343-4986 to seek professional treatment at Boise Dental Center - Michael Smith, DMD & Evan Smith, DMD.