A dental crown is often used to treat or restore a tooth that has suffered from a significant cavity or fracture; or that has a severe cosmetic imperfection. A crown is cemented to an abutment created from the dentin of your tooth.
While it is rare, there are times when dental trauma or complications from chronic gum disease can destabilize the crown; or the adhesive may weaken over time. As a result, the crown may become loose or fall out. In a situation like this, you should contact Dr. Edward B. Miller as soon as possible. The dentist might be able to clean the crown and cement it back onto the abutment.
If the abutment has been damaged or broken off at the gumline, you might see some of it inside the crown. In this case, the dentist might have to perform a root canal to maintain an adequate structure to secure a new crown.
If you are in the Duncanville, Texas, area and you’ve had a dental crown fall out, you should call 972-298-6131 to have it examined and treated at Edward B. Miller, DDS.