A strong dental adhesive is typically used to cement a dental crown onto the abutment that anchors it in your mouth. Unfortunately, there are still some times when an oral accident or oral health complication can cause a dental crown to release and fall out.
Should this happen to you, the wisest course of action is to seek timely treatment from an experienced dentist like Dr. Brandon Schvaneveldt. Even if you aren’t experiencing any immediate distress, the remaining abutment is still at high risk of suffering significant problems.
In the interim, you shouldn’t try to brush, floss or clean any of the exposed abutment or the dental crown. Dr. Schvaneveldt and his highly trained staff will perform any necessary cleaning treatments during the assessment portion of your appointment.
If the dental adhesive failed you will likely see the abutment protruding from your gums. In a case like this Dr. Schvaneveldt might be able to clean the dental crown and cement it back onto the healthy abutment. If the abutment has been traumatized or harmed in some way, he might need to perform a root canal. This will restore sufficient structure to cement a new dental crown in your mouth.
If you are in the Logan, Utah, area and you are having a problem with a dental crown, you should not delay in calling 435-752-1434 to seek professional care at Ridge View Smile Care.