Each dental crown restoration performed at Quincy Center Dental Associates uses a strong dental-grade adhesive that bonds it to the anchoring abutment within. While this is intended to hold your crown in place for many years, it is possible for a dental trauma or chronic gum disease to affect this bond.
You shouldn’t procrastinate seeking care from Dr. Nathaniel Chan if your crown feels loose. The more you delay treatment, the more likely you are to suffer damage to the abutment or other complications.
While you await your appointment, there are a few things to keep in mind to reduce your chances of suffering undue complications.
It’s important to minimize any movement or manipulation to the loose crown. If you wiggle or even try to clean the loose crown, it could damage the abutment.
If an accident or some form of dental trauma has left blood or debris in your mouth, you can gently rinse it away with lukewarm saltwater. Any other cleaning measures should be left to Dr. Nathaniel Chan’s professional tools and techniques.
If the anchoring abutment inside the crown is healthy and whole, Dr. Nathaniel Chan might be able to clean it and re-cement the crown in place. If the abutment has been damaged, Dr. Nathaniel Chan might need to perform a root canal to restore the abutment.
If you live in Quincy, Massachusetts, and you have a problem with a dental crown, you should call 617-934-4914 to seek professional care at Quincy Center Dental Associates.