Dr. Brandon Green designed your dental crown from durable materials at his dental lab. However, there are times when an oral trauma or blow to the face can chip or fracture a crown. This is even more likely to be an issue if you participate in contact sports without wearing a mouthguard or if you grind your teeth at night on a regular basis.
If any part of your crown is damaged or loosened or if it falls out, you should not delay in calling 801.756.5136 to have it examined and treated by Dr. Brandon Green.
In the interim, there are a few common first-aid considerations to keep in mind to help you take care of your lost crown and the abutment that previously anchored it.
You should not attempt to clean the abutment or the crown. This could potentially damage the abutment and exacerbate the problem. You can gently rinse your mouth with lukewarm saltwater if a blow to the face left blood or debris in your mouth. Any other cleaning measures should be left to Dr. Brandon Green and his highly trained staff.
If the crown fell out as the result of bacteria compromising the cement, there will be a few telltale signs. You should see the abutment sticking out from your gums and the crown itself should be completely hollow. If this is the case, Dr. Brandon Green might be able to simply clean the crown and abutment and cement it back into place.
If the abutment broke off at the gumline or has been otherwise damaged, you should see some or all of it inside the crown. For a complication of this severity, Dr. Brandon Green might need to perform a root canal.
If you have a problem with your dental crown in American Fork, Utah, you should call 801.756.5136 as soon as possible to have it treated at Masterpiece Dental.