If a dental crown falls off, you will need to get it replaced as soon as you can. The tooth underneath the crown will be particularly vulnerable to infection and decay as a substantial part of its structure will have been removed during preparation for the crown. If you can, save the crown, as it is possible for it to be cleaned and re-cemented back onto your tooth by our dentist.
What Should I Do If a Crown Falls Out?
You can buy over-the-counter emergency dental kits containing dental cement and which are safe for temporarily holding a crown in place, but you will still need to come and see us have it properly fitted and cemented onto your tooth. If you can’t get hold of temporary cement, a small piece of sugar-free chewing gum or even some toothpaste will hold it in place.
While your crown is only temporarily fixed onto your tooth, you will need to be careful when eating. It is best to avoid eating on that side of your mouth, just in case you end up swallowing your crown. Please don’t be tempted to use super glue to stick your crown back onto your tooth! It is not safe to use this glue in your mouth and you will damage your tooth and your crown.
If your crown has fallen out or feels loose, contact us immediately.