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What to Do if Your Temporary Crown Comes Off

Posted in Crowns

First off, don’t panic!

It’s not uncommon for a temporary crown to come off while you’re waiting for your permanent one. This crown is temporary, after all. You’d be surprised at how easy it is to deal with a crown coming loose.

Keep the Crown Safe

Hold onto your temporary crown. Make sure it’s as clean as possible. Wash off food debris and carefully try to remove any excess cement. If you’re nervous about trying to replace the crown yourself, simply secure it in a bag or container.

Call your dentist to schedule an appointment to recement the crown if your permanent crown appointment is still weeks away.

Replace it Yourself

Check your tooth for any signs of damage. If it has fractured or broken at all, do not attempt to reattach the crown. See your dentist as soon as possible.

If your tooth looks and feels fine, then you might try to fit the crown back on the tooth. Make sure you try it on before applying the cement. This way, you can be sure you have it on the right way. You can find a temporary crown cement at most pharmacies or drugstores.

Why a Crown Matters

Because the outer layer of your tooth is damaged, that layer is replaced with a strong material to give your tooth support and protection. If your temporary crown comes off, your tooth is very vulnerable to sensitivity, damage, and even the beginnings of decay.

If you have more than a week left to wait for your permanent crown, then you might want to give your local dentist a call so that you can get the professional help sooner.

Posted on behalf of:
Soft Touch Dentistry
1214 Paragon Dr
O’Fallon, IL 62269
(618) 622-5050 

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