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Scott E. Keith, DDS, MS, FACP
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What to Do if a Dental Crown Comes Loose
Posted on 9/21/2020 by Front Desk
What to Do if a Dental Crown Comes LooseDental crowns are usually strong fixtures that do not require constant replacement. Having said that, there are instances where the dental crown could get loose. While this doesn't happen often, we need to check the crown and see whether it can be refitted or not. If your dental crown is getting loose, then you need to make sure you keep the following things in mind.

Moving In Your Mouth


If your crown is on top of an implant, then your dental crown is fitted on an implant using the screw motion. Sometimes when food particles get stuck between the crown and the neighboring tooth, it may get slightly loose. If there is a slight movement in your crown, you could try and push it back in place using your index finger and your thumb. If it has become very loose or it is painful to touch, we suggest visiting us so that our experts can take a look at the problem.

Brushing Your Teeth


Sometimes even when you brush your teeth, your crown could get a little loose. You could try and fix the problem yourself or visit us to fix the crown for you. If your crown has fallen out completely, you need to clean it and keep it safe till you reach our office. You should do this as soon as possible because leaving your gum exposed could result in dental issues.

Personal Injury


If you have hurt yourself and the crown has fallen out, then bring the crown to us so we can inspect and see whether we can salvage it or not. You may also have to wait a couple of days if the area where you have hurt yourself is inflamed. Fitting a crown against an inflamed gum may make it loose once the gum has healed or it could be painful. It could also result in an infection setting in which could be quite difficult to treat.

If you have any questions about your dental crown, our experts are just a phone call away. So, don't hesitate to approach us with your questions.
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