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Drs. Chan and Barrett use a strong dental cement to create a strong bond between a dental crown and the abutment anchoring it in your mouth. As strong as this connection is, there are sometimes when gum disease or an oral trauma can loosen a crown.

In a situation like this, you need to seek immediate treatment at Quincy Center Dental Associates. The longer you procrastinate seeking treatment, the more likely you are to suffer damage to the abutment or experience other complications.

While you are waiting for your appointment, there are a few things to keep in mind to reduce your chances of suffering additional problems.

It’s very important that you don’t wiggle or even try to clean the loose crown. Every little bit of movement has the potential to cause damage to the abutment.

If a fall or blow to the face has blood or debris in your mouth, you can gently rinse them away with lukewarm saltwater. Any other cleaning measures should be left to Drs. Chan and Barrett or the specialists at our clinic.

So long as the abutment inside the crown is undamaged, the chances are good that Drs. Chan and Barrett might be able to reseat the crown. If not, they can start the process of fitting you for a new crown. If the abutment has been damaged, our dentists might need to perform a root canal to restore the abutment.

If you have a problem with your dental crown in Quincy, Massachusetts, you should call 617-934-4914 to schedule an appointment at Quincy Center Dental Associates.