When your crown was cemented in place by your Radiant Smiles Family Dentistry dentist, it was intended to restore the appearance and full function of that tooth for many years to come. Unfortunately, there are times when a blow to the face, a hard fall, or complications caused by periodontal disease can affect the cement that secures your crown to the abutment.
If you have a crown that feels loose or wiggles on the abutment, or you experience pain when chewing food, you need to call Radiant Smiles Family Dentistry as soon as possible to have the problem addressed. The longer you wait, the more likely you are to have serious complications. If the abutment inside is damaged, it could even require that the tooth be extracted.
If you can’t immediately reach us, there are a few basic first aid considerations that will help you minimize potential complications caused by a loose crown. It’s very important that you don’t wiggle, or even try to clean the loose crown. Every little bit of movement has the potential to cause damage to the abutment. If a fall or blow to the face has blood or debris in your mouth you can gently rinse it away with lukewarm salt water.
As long as the abutment inside the crown is has maintained its integrity, the dental professionals at Radiant Smiles Family Dentistry might be able to cement the crown back in place.
If you have a loose or damaged crown, please call Radiant Smiles Family Dentistry as soon as possible at (425) 828.9721 to schedule an appointment.