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Your dental crowns are designed to provide protection to a tooth that needed significant dental work to be saved. However, there may come a day where that dental crown falls off your tooth. Here is what you need to know if this happens to you.
Save The Crown If Possible
The first thing that you should try to do is try to save the crown, no matter how many pieces the crown breaks into. Many people make the mistake that the crown cannot be saved if it is broken, but your dentist can actually piece it back together for you. This can help save you a lot of money from needing to create a new dental crown.
Make An Appointment With Your Dentist
Now that you know the crown has fallen off and have saved as much of the crown as possible, you should contact a dentist and schedule an appointment to fix it. Based on how much of the crown that you have, the dentist will know if they need to create a new crown or can reattach it in the same appointment.
However, if you are experiencing a lot of pain after the crown comes off your tooth, you'll need to schedule an appointment with an emergency dentist to fix the tooth. Try to find an emergency dentist that can create a crown in their office instead of sending it out to a lab, since you'll be able to leave the office with a new crown the very same day if it is needed.
Keep The Tooth Clean
You'll need to try to keep the tooth clean as best as you can without a crown on it. This involves brushing carefully around the tooth, rinsing with salt water, and doing whatever it takes to keep food particles away from the tooth. You should avoid chewing food in the area where the crown is missing so that it does not irritate the tooth.
Use Dental Wax
Consider purchasing some dental wax that you can place on the tooth until you have it fixed by your dentist. The wax will help protect the exposed parts of the tooth that doesn't have a protective layer of enamel on it.
Dealing with a broken dental crown can be tough when you can't see a dentist right away. Don't be afraid to contact your dentist for some tips until you can see them at your upcoming appointment.Share
28 December 2019