Every dental crown is made from durable materials and secured in your mouth with a strong dental-grade adhesive. While this is meant to fully restore the previously affected tooth for many years to come, poor oral hygiene habits and oral trauma could potentially loosen a crown.
Any looseness in your crown or heightened sensitivity or pain when chewing requires immediate attention at our Antioch, California, clinic. The more you procrastinate, the more likely you are to experience significant complications.
If your crown is loose and you can’t immediately reach our clinic, there are a few basic things you can do to help minimize complications.
It’s important that you don’t play with, wiggle, or clean the loose crown. Every little bit of movement has the potential to damage the abutment. If you need to clear something from your mouth, you can rinse with lukewarm saltwater. Any other necessary cleaning should be left to our highly trained specialists.
If the abutment inside the crown is undamaged, the chances are good that Dr. Mark Miller might be able to reseat the original crown or start the process of replacing it. If the abutment is damaged in some way, he might need to perform a root canal.
If you live in the Antioch, California, area and you have concerns about one of your crowns, you should call 925-754-6020 to schedule an appointment at Miller & Simarro Dental Care.