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Dental crowns in Aston, PA

What to Do with a Loose Dental Crown

April 13, 2022
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Posted By: The Dental Health Center
An illustration of a loose dental crowns in Aston, PA

Dental crowns loosen for many reasons, including injury, age of the restoration, sticky foods, lack of dental care, and even underlying decay.

Your dentist in Aston, PA, can help.

Signs Your Dental Crown Is Loose and What to Do

If your crown is loose, it may feel mobile or wiggly when you run your tongue against it. Sometimes, you’ll experience gum irritation as the loose crown rubs and shifts against the tissue. The underlying tooth may also be sensitive.

If your crown is loose, chew on the other side and keep the area clean to avoid infection. You should also contact your dentist to arrange an appointment.

Sometimes, dental crowns fall out altogether. If this happens and you can’t schedule an emergency dental visit—you’re out of town or away from home—you can use an over-the-counter cementing kit to secure your crown until you see the dentist. Be sure to follow the instructions on the kit and only use products approved by the American Dental Association.

If you have not damaged your crown, your dentist can often recement it in our dental office. But if it is broken or damaged, we will replace it.

Caring for Dental Crowns

Crowns on teeth mean those teeth were pretreated and are vulnerable to infection or breakage. For these reasons, it’s crucial to take excellent care of your dental crowns to preserve the teeth underneath.

  • Brush and floss after every meal, or at least two times every day
  • Be sure to see your Aston, PA dentist regularly, at least twice each year
  • Avoid sticky foods and candies that can pull your crown away from the tooth

We Provide Quality Tooth Crowns in Aston, PA

If your dental crown is loose or damaged, contact our dental office today to arrange a visit. We can repair or replace your crown to protect your smile.

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