Broken Crown Scottsdale, AZ

If you’ve experienced a broken dental crown in Scottsdale, you may be feeling anxious or frustrated about what to do next. A broken crown can cause pain and discomfort, and if left untreated, can lead to further damage or trauma to the affected tooth. That’s why it’s crucial to seek dental treatment as soon as possible. In Scottsdale, AZ, there’s no better dentist to turn to for compassionate and experienced care than Dr. Samuel Swainhart.

What Causes a Broken Crown?

A dental crown is a protective cap that’s placed over a damaged or decayed tooth. While crowns are designed to be strong and durable, they can still become damaged or broken due to a variety of reasons, such as:

  1. Biting down on hard foods or objects
  2. Teeth grinding or clenching
  3. Trauma or injury to the mouth or face
  4. Wear and tear over time

Symptoms of a broken crown can include pain, discomfort when biting down, and visible damage or cracks in the crown.

Why It’s Important to Get a Broken Crown Fixed Sooner Rather Than Later

If you have a broken crown, it’s important to seek dental treatment as soon as possible. Leaving a broken crown untreated can lead to further damage or trauma to the affected tooth, which can result in the need for more extensive and expensive dental work in the future.

Here are some of the reasons why it’s crucial to get a broken crown fixed sooner rather than later:

  1. Protects the underlying tooth: A broken crown can expose the underlying tooth to bacteria and decay, which can lead to further damage or even tooth loss.
  2. Prevents pain and discomfort: A broken crown can cause pain and discomfort when biting down or chewing, which can affect your ability to eat and drink comfortably.
  3. Maintains your oral health: A broken crown can impact your overall oral health and hygiene, making it more difficult to keep your teeth and gums healthy.

Why Choose Dr. Samuel Swainhart in North Scottsdale?

If you’re looking for a dentist in Scottsdale, AZ to treat your broken crown, Dr. Samuel Swainhart is the clear choice. With years of experience and a compassionate approach to patient care, Dr. Swainhart is dedicated to helping his patients achieve optimal oral health and wellness.

Here are just a few reasons why patients trust Dr. Swainhart with their dental care:

  1. Compassionate and personalized care: Dr. Swainhart takes the time to get to know each of his patients on a personal level, listening to their concerns and tailoring his approach to their unique needs.
  2. Advanced dental technology: Dr. Swainhart uses the latest dental technology and techniques to provide his patients with the highest level of care.
  3. Comprehensive dental services: From routine checkups and cleanings to restorative and cosmetic dentistry, Dr. Swainhart offers a full range of dental services to meet his patients’ needs.

Dentist to Fix Your Broken Crown in Scottsdale, AZ

If you have a broken crown in Scottsdale, AZ, don’t wait to seek dental treatment. Contact Dr. Samuel Swainhart in North Scottsdale to schedule an appointment and get the compassionate and experienced care you deserve. Remember, the longer you wait to get your broken crown fixed, the greater the risk of further damage or trauma to the affected tooth.

Carefree Smile at Mission of Mercy

Dr. Samuel Swainhart and the team at Carefree Smile were pleased to volunteer at the annual free dentistry event, the Arizona Dental Mission of Mercy.  The December event, now in its seventh year and hosted at the AZ State Fairgrounds, delivered $1.9 million in free dental care by hundreds of volunteers.  Dr. Swainhart was joined by his team members, including two assistants and two dental hygienists.

“Giving back to the community is so important, and the Mission of Mercy provides such an excellent way for us to do that.  Arriving to the Coliseum in the early AM and seeing tents lined up with hundreds of people camping out for a chance at free dental care, is very humbling.”

Dr. Swainhart, a US Army veteran, has been involved with international mission trips to Haiti, Mexico, and Brazil.  He said, “You don’t have to leave Maricopa County to find the same desperate need that you might see in developing nations.  We have great need right here in our state.”

The Carefree Smile team provided nearly 50 dental extractions, as well as volunteered in the triage and radiograph areas of the event.  Other free procedures provided included cleanings, fillings, root canals, and dentures.

For more information about the Arizona Dental Mission of Mercy, please visit


Bethanie, Dr. Swainhart, and Gina in Oral Surgery


Gina, Kelly, Dr. Swainhart, Bethanie, Delea, and Gary at the Mission of Mercy

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My dentist told me that my wisdom teeth are impacted.  What does that mean?

As wisdom teeth (also known as third molars) begin to emerge in one’s teenage years or early twenties, they may become stuck in bone and tissue if there is not enough room in the mouth for the teeth.  When a wisdom tooth is stuck in bone or tissue, this is called impaction or an impacted wisdom tooth.

What are the different types of impacted wisdom teeth?

A wisdom tooth can be impacted completely in the bone, partially impacted in the bone, or impacted in the gum tissue.  There are also different angles in which a wisdom tooth can be impacted.  For example a wisdom tooth could be impacted horizontally, diagonally, or vertically.  These different features contribute to the complications of leaving the wisdom teeth in place versus extraction.

Is it necessary to pull my impacted wisdom teeth?

Impacted wisdom teeth can be ticking time bombs, waiting to cause pain at the least possible time.  A wisdom tooth could go years without being infected until it suddenly flairs up causing pain, swelling, and infection.  If a wisdom tooth looks like it could become symptomatic in the future, it is often better to be proactive versus reactive in extracting.

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Amalgam fillings, sometimes referred to as mercury fillings, have been a restorative dental material for over 100 years.  The amalgam is a mixture of metals including elemental liquid mercury, silver, tin, and copper.

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Do you have a bony growth on your jaw bone?

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Tori are fairly common, are more likely found in females, and are more likely in the upper jaw than the lower jaw.  Genetics play a large part in the development of tori, as well as local stresses such as clenching and grinding.

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