While dental crowns are highly durable, this doesn’t mean that they are indestructible or immovable. If you take a hard blow to the face or fall, it is possible for your crown to become uprooted.
Working with a crown that has fallen out requires fast attention. The longer you wait to repair a crown that has fallen out, the more damage that will occur long-term. While you are waiting for your crown to be repaired there are a few things you can do to minimize the risk of any damage.
You should avoid brushing your teeth to prevent any irritation or further damage to the abutment. Instead what you should do is rinse your mouth with a salt water solution to avoid infection and to keep the area clean.
Use Advil or ibuprofen to manage some of the pain you may experience. After all a crown is part of your tooth, so naturally, there will be some discomfort when one is forcefully knocked out of place.
Wait until your dentist gives you the “OK” to use dental cement to fix the crown back in place. Also, if you can find your crown immediately after its fallen out, then that’s a huge plus.
Clean your crown and keep it safe after it has fallen out. This ensures proper, hygienic re-installation of it when the dentist is ready to carry out the procedure.
To avoid your crown from ever falling out be careful when dealing with activities that involve heavy labor or duty.
Avoid excessive grinding of teeth to prevent the wear down of dental crowns.
If you are considering a crown replacement or any other cosmetic procedure, Dr. Scott Lee here at EverySmile will be sure to meet every need. The dental crown replacement doesn’t have to be a hassle, so long as you keep us informed. Contact us today at 480-939-3457 for any further concerns, or book your appointment online today!