We use a very strong dental adhesive to cement your dental crown and provide additional strength for the tooth and bite. Though the hold of the cement is very firm, situations such as a blow to the face or the development of gum disease can cause the cement between the crown and abutment to weaken, loosening the crown. You should have a loose dental crown examined by a dentist as soon as possible to prevent further dental issues.
If you have a dental crown that has started to feel loose on its abutment, or if chewing on that tooth causes you to feel pain, contact Central Oregon Dental Center right away to have the tooth looked at as soon as possible. The longer you delay a dental visit, the more you are at risk of developing serious dental complications.
If you are unable to visit the dentist right away to receive treatment for a loose dental crown, there are a few steps you can take to minimize the risk of dental complications. First, please resist the urge to wiggle or clean the loosened crown, as every small movement can cause the abutment serious damage. You can also rinse your mouth with lukewarm saltwater if a blow to the face or hard fall has left debris and blood in your mouth.
So long as the loose crown has not resulted in damage to the abutment, there is a good chance that Dr. Michael Hall can re-cement the crown or simply replace it, but a damaged abutment may require root canal treatment.
To learn more about how to treat a loose dental crown in Bend, Oregon, call 541-389-0300 and schedule a visit to Central Oregon Dental Center soon.