When your crown was cemented in place it was intended to last for many years to come. While it is rather rare, it’s still not unheard of for something like a blow to the face, or a hard fall to crack or damage a crown. If one of your crowns is damaged, you need to call Boise Dental Center - Michael Smith, DMD & Evan Smith, DMD as soon as possible to have it repaired.
If you can’t immediately reach Boise Dental Center - Michael Smith, DMD & Evan Smith, DMD there are a few things you can do to help manage the problem. It’s important that you don’t play with the damaged crown with your tongue or chew food on that side of your mouth. The more you manipulate a damaged crown the more likely you are to harm the abutment anchoring it into your mouth. If the abutment isn’t damaged, a dentist might be able to simply replace the damaged crown with a new one.
If a fall or blow to the face loosened the crown and you have blood or debris in your mouth you can gently rinse the area with salt water. Any other cleaning that needs to be done should be left to your dentist.
If you have a cracked or damaged crown you need to call Boise Dental Center - Michael Smith, DMD & Evan Smith, DMD at 208-343-4986 to schedule an appointment to have it repaired as soon as possible.