Dental crowns are typically bonded to an anchoring abutment in your mouth with a special dental adhesive. While this bond is very strong, there are still some things that can affect it. This is even more likely to be an issue if you’ve recently suffered an oral trauma, like a blow to the face. At the same time, bacterial complications from untreated periodontal disease can also gradually weaken the dental adhesive, causing the crown to fall out.
If you have an issue with your crown, you need to call 281-580-8848 as soon as possible to seek professional care at Houston Cosmetic & Family Dental Associates.
While you’re waiting for your appointment, there are a couple of things you can do to minimize your chances of experiencing further complications.
Do not attempt to clean, brush or floss any of the exposed abutment or the crown. This could potentially damage the abutment. If an accident left blood or debris in your mouth, you can gently rinse them away with lukewarm saltwater. Any other necessary cleaning procedures should be reserved for our highly trained staff.
If chronic gum disease allowed bacteria to weaken the cement anchoring your crown, you should see the abutment sticking out of your gums. It will usually look like a small nub of tooth or dull gray metal. The crown itself should be completely hollow.
If the abutment is still intact, your dentist might be able to clean the crown and cement it back onto the abutment. If the crown itself was damaged but the abutment is still sound, Dr. Kenneth Kirk might need to take an impression and have a new crown made.
If you are in the Spring, Texas, area and you have a problem with one of your crowns, you should not delay in calling 281-580-8848 to seek professional care at Houston Cosmetic & Family Dental Associates.