Dental crowns are typically cemented onto their anchoring abutment with a strong dental adhesive. This will bond the dental work in place with the same strength you enjoyed in the natural tooth. Unfortunately, poor oral hygiene habits can affect your gum health and gradually start to weaken the dental cement that holds your dental crown in place.
If you have a dental crown that feels loose, you should not delay in calling 801-394-0808 to have it examined at Dr. James R. Healy’s dental office. The longer you wait to seek professional dental care the more likely you are to experience significant complications.
In the interim, there are a few things to keep in mind to reduce your chances of suffering additional problems.
You need to resist the temptation to wiggle or attempt to clean the loose dental crown. Every little bit of movement has the potential to cause damage to the abutment. Any necessary cleaning measures should be left to the professional tools and techniques at Dr. James R. Healy’s disposal.
If the anchoring abutment inside the dental crown is healthy Dr. James R. Healy might be able to reset the dental crown or start the process of fitting you for a new crown. If the abutment has been damaged, he might need to perform a root canal to restore the abutment’s structure.
If you are in the Ogden, Utah, area and you have loose or distressed crown, you should call 801-394-0808 to schedule an appointment at Healy Dental Care.