Every crown installed by Dental Arts Center is intended to stand the test of time. However, there are a few rare instances when something like a blow to the face, a hard fall, or chronic periodontal disease can loosen the cement anchoring your crown to the abutment within.
When this happens, you should not delay to call Dental Arts Center to set up an emergency appointment. Even a small amount of wiggle could damage the abutment within and lead to serious complications.
At all costs, you should avoid playing with, tonging, or wiggling, the loose crown. The more you manipulate a loose crown, the more likely you are to cause permanent damage to the abutment. If a blow to the face left blood and debris in your mouth, you can clean it away by gently rinsing with lukewarm salt water. Any other cleaning should be left to the highly trained dental professionals at Dental Arts Center.
If the abutment inside the crown is still structurally sound, the dentist might be able to cement the crown back in place. If the abutment has been significantly damaged, a root canal might need to be performed to restore sufficient structure to the abutment.
If you have a loose or damaged crown you need to call Dental Arts Center as soon as possible at 718-948-4393 to schedule an emergency appointment.