Tooth cracked in half. Dentists are closed due to Covid.


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I woke up and noticed my back tooth is cracked in half. Don't know it happened or what to do.
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honestdoc

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Looks like an all ceramic crown. Usually zirconia (fake diamond) is pretty strong but I see some break like that as well. With the crisis closures, the dentist doesn't want to drill the existing crown off due to the aerosols. I don't think a temporary filling will stay on. Try to get Over-the-Counter night guard at your drugstore and have the dentist get you a new crown once we open back up.
 
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Looks like an all ceramic crown. Usually zirconia (fake diamond) is pretty strong but I see some break like that as well. With the crisis closures, the dentist doesn't want to drill the existing crown off due to the aerosols. I don't think a temporary filling will stay on. Try to get Over-the-Counter night guard at your drugstore and have the dentist get you a new crown once we open back up.
Thank you so much! I will go get an OTC night guard until then.
 

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