Dental crowns are typically cemented onto their anchoring abutment with a strong dental adhesive. This creates a strong bond that will endure years of use. Yet there are times when complications from poor oral hygiene or dental trauma can weaken this connection.
If your dental crown feels loose you should not delay in seeking dental care from Dr. Zack Nimri. The longer you delay, the more likely you are to experience significant complications. In the interim, there are a few things to keep in mind to prevent further damage to a loose dental crown or the anchoring abutment.
Try not to wiggle or manipulate the loose crown. This could cause discomfort, pain, or damage to the internal abutment. If some form of dental trauma has left blood or other material in your mouth, you can gently rinse it away with lukewarm saltwater. Any other cleaning measures should be left to Dr. Nimri and the technicians at his Gilbert, Arizona clinic.
If the anchoring abutment inside the crown is still intact Dr. Nimri might be able to clean and cement the dental crown in place. If the abutment has been damaged Dr. Nimri might need to perform a root canal. This will restore sufficient structure to secure a new dental crown in place.
If you live in Gilbert, Arizona, and you have a problem with a dental crown, you should call 480-988-7007 to seek professional care at Higley Dental Care.