A dentist will often use a dental crown to treat a significantly compromised tooth. The treatment can address a cosmetic imperfection, a large cavity or a large dental fracture that compromises the structural integrity of a tooth. Sometimes a dental crown is the final stage of a root canal treatment plan.
Once it has been prepared the dental crown is cemented onto its anchoring abutment with a strong dental grade adhesive. From this point on the restored tooth will provide you with the same basic oral function you enjoyed from the natural tooth enamel.
However, there are still some factors associated with chronic poor oral hygiene complications or an accidental blow to the mouth which can compromise the dental adhesive holding a dental crown in place. In some of these cases the dental crown may fall out.
In a situation like this, it’s best to seek timely treatment from one of our dentists as the longer you procrastinate professional attention the more likely you are to experience significant complications.
While you are waiting for your appointment, please do not attempt to clean or manipulate the dental crown or any other exposed structures in the area. Our staff will handle any necessary cleaning measures.
Once we have examined the severity of the problem, our dentist will explain your treatment options, which may include replacing or recementing your dental crown.
If you are in the Fort Collins, Colorado, area and you have a problem with a dental crown, please don’t delay calling 970-484-4890 to seek professional attention. Our experienced dentists, Dr. Engelhardt, Dr. Slootmaker, and Dr. Ralston want to help you receive the quality dental care you deserve!