A loose or fallen-out crown can not only be uncomfortable, but also painful as the sensitive tooth is now exposed to chewing, extremes in temperature, and even air. Crowns usually fall off while eating, or brushing or flossing the teeth. In most cases, old crowns can be reattached, or if you’ve lost the crown, a new one can be made.
If your crown has fallen off, please call Emergency Dentist in London now on 02031 376 356. We’ll give you the next available emergency appointment to relieve your pain and restore your oral health.
The strength of a crown largely depends on its quality, as well as the structure of the remaining tooth underneath. Crowns typically fall out due to:
Rinse it under water to wash away debris. If you’ve lost or swallowed the crown, that’s okay - swallowed crowns will pass without problem. Your dentist will make and fit you with a new one.
It’s important to schedule an appointment with your dentist. A crown strengthens and protects the tooth. Without it, the tooth is vulnerable to bacteria, infection, and decay. Your dentist will refit or replace your crown before further damage to the tooth can occur.
Attempt to replace your crown with over-the-counter dental cream or toothpaste. Before you apply the adhesive, be sure to bite down gently on the crown to test the fit.
If the exposed tooth is causing you pain and sensitivity, apply a topical dental pain reliever to the area.
Has your crown fallen off? Please call Emergency Dentist in London now on 02031 376 356.