Crown Falls Out
If you are experiencing a dental emergency with a crown, call now! Choose the dental office near to you:
Denver / Centennial Dental Office, (near I-25 and Dry Creek, just south of Park Meadows Mall), (303) 309-0749
One of the most common dental emergencies that we treat is a crown falling out, either a temporary crown or a permanent crown. A dental crown will typically fall off when you’re eating, brushing your teeth, or flossing.
The most important thing you can do if you have a crown fall off is find the crown and gently clean it off with water and a toothbrush. If you can preserve the crown in good condition, we may be able to cement it back in – saving you the cost of making a new crown.
If your crown has fallen out, give us a call immediately. In most cases, we can get you in for an emergency dental appointment the same day that you call. We have early morning dental appointments and evening dental appointments.
If your crown falls off, and you’ve had a root canal on that tooth, you might not experience any pain. But if you lose a crown on a tooth that hasn’t had a root canal, your exposed tooth is likely to feel sensitivity to pressure, hot, cold, and air. You should avoid chewing on that side of your mouth until you can get in to see one of our dentists.
If you’re able to bring in the crown – and it’s not damaged – the solution is pretty simple. We can cement it back onto your tooth.
If you’ve lost the crown (by swallowing it or misplacing it), then we’ll have to take an impression and have our dental lab fabricate a new crown for you. The good news is that if your old crown was made of metal, we have new options in porcelain crowns, which are more attractive because they match the look of your natural teeth.
In any case, you don’t want to wait. Even if you’re not experiencing tooth pain, it’s important to get the area looked at as soon as possible. The tooth structure that’s left won’t be as strong as the crown and could easily become damaged. If you wait for an extended period of time, the teeth that are adjoining the crown-less tooth could begin to move into the open space.
If you have any questions about your crown falling out, or would like to schedule an emergency appointment, please contact one of our offices.
Please make note: At our dental offices in Denver, Centennial, and Colorado Springs, we accept most types of dental insurance and are in network for many plans, including: Delta Dental, Anthem Dental, Humana Dental, MetLife Dental, Aetna Dental, Guardian Dental, United Concordia Dental, Cigna Dental, Assurant Dental and more.
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