Crown Down! How to Handle a Lost or Damaged Crown

Crowns are a popular dental procedure that can restore the function and appearance of a damaged or decayed tooth.

However, occasionally a crown may fall out, causing discomfort and concern. If you experience a crown falling out, here’s what you need to know:

  • Don’t panic! While a lost crown can be uncomfortable, it is generally not an emergency situation. Keep the crown safe and bring it with you to your appointment.
  • Contact your dentist as soon as possible to schedule an appointment. Your dentist will examine the area and determine the best course of action.
  • If you experience any discomfort or sensitivity, you can take over-the-counter pain medication. Try to avoid eating hard or sticky foods and limit chewing on the affected side of your mouth.
  • If you are unable to see your dentist immediately, you can temporarily reattach the crown with dental adhesive from a drugstore. However, this is not a long-term solution, and you should still see your dentist as soon as possible.

During your appointment, your dentist will assess the damage to the crown and tooth. In some cases, the crown can be reattached. In other cases, a new crown may be necessary. If the tooth is severely damaged or decayed, additional treatment such as a root canal may be necessary.

Remember to practice good oral hygiene, including brushing and flossing regularly, to prevent further damage or decay to the affected tooth.

In summary, if your crown falls out, stay calm and contact your dentist to schedule an appointment. Keep the crown safe and avoid eating hard or sticky foods. Our team of qualified dentists will assess the situation and determine the best course of action to restore your tooth.

Call us today to schedule your appointment and get your smile back on track!

Reviews From Our Patients.

Jan KaderlyJan Kaderly
20:15 04 Apr 23
Very gentle and thorough cleaning. I appreciate the great customer service and no sales pressure like so many dentists. They just care about you and your teeth.
Aaron SambergAaron Samberg
19:09 04 Apr 23
First timer here. Excellent service from start to finish. Warm and attentive front desk. Always a gamble with a new dental hygienist, but fortunately no assault charges will pressed on Nuvia—in fact, the complete opposite, I’ll lavish praise. Glad to say I checked out of there—after a thorough exam by the doctor, post-cleaning—painlessly, and with tingling teeth. Will be returning.
Jacqueline AlbersJacqueline Albers
18:50 22 Feb 23
Dental Arts of Hastings always provides a wonderful experience. No one usually loves going to the dentist - but I never mind coming here. From the friendly front desk staff, Melinda the hygienist and Dr. Hoff-Nir everyone is friendly any professional! I can’t recommend them enough.

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