When the Crown Falls: A Descriptive Guide on Dealing with a Dislodged Dental Crown

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A dental crown is a protective covering that replaces a weak or damaged tooth, restoring its strength, size, and form. Nonetheless, there are situations in which the crown fell out without warning, causing people to feel both anxious and uncomfortable. We will go into great length in this blog post on what to do if a crown falls out, why it might occur, and practical solutions.

Unexpected Occurrence

Envision the following situation: You are going about your day when all of a sudden you notice a strange feeling in your mouth. Upon closer examination, you discover that your dental crown has completely fallen out or become loose. This can be an unsettling experience; however, it is essential to stay calm and take the right steps to address the situation.

Possible Reasons for Crown Falling

  1. Adhesive Failure: Dental crowns are typically secured to the teeth using dental cement. Over time, the adhesive may weaken or break down, leading to crown dislodgement.
  2. Tooth Decay: If the underlying tooth structure experiences decay or damage, it may compromise the stability of the crown.
  3. Physical Trauma: Accidental blows to the face or biting on hard objects can cause a crown to dislodge.
  4. Poor Fit: A poorly fitted crown may not adhere properly, increasing the likelihood of falling.

What to Do When Your Crown Falls

  1. Crown: Meticulous steps are taken to reclaim the crown if it slips. To prevent harm to the inner surface that comes into contact with the tooth, it is handled by its biting surface.
  2. Inspect the Crown: Look for any indications of deterioration or damage to the crown. You may be able to repair it if it seems undamaged.
  3. Cleanse the Tooth and the Crown: Using a toothbrush and toothpaste, gently clean the exposed tooth and crown to remove any dirt. 
  4. Temporary Reattachment: Using dental glue or temporary dental cement that may be purchased at pharmacies, you can try to temporarily reattach the crown if it is in good condition and you feel comfortable doing so.

While having a loose dental crown might be unsettling, it can be handled well if you act quickly and follow your dentist’s instructions. Retain the crown, clean the tooth and crown, and call your dentist for expert assistance, all while maintaining your composure. You can help ensure that your dental restorations last a long time by being aware of the potential causes of crown falls and taking preventative actions.