A Missing Dental Crown Can Cause Serious Complications

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Dental crowns are typically cemented onto the internal anchoring abutment with a strong dental adhesive. This bond is meant to last for many years. However, chronic periodontal disease and oral trauma can sometimes affect the dental adhesive.

This might cause a dental crown to feel loose or fall out. In situation like this, you need to call 703-938-7615 to seek treatment from Dr. Neal Emad at his dental offices in Vienna, Virginia. The more time that passes the more likely you are to suffer significant complications.   

It might help to look in a mirror to assess the severity of the problem. If it’s a merely that the dental adhesive was compromised, the internal abutment should be whole and the crown itself will be hollow. In a situation like this, it might be possible for Dr. Neal Emad to clean the crown and abutment and cement it back into place.

If an oral trauma has left blood or other debris in your mouth you can gently rinse it away with lukewarm saltwater. Otherwise, you shouldn’t attempt to brush or clean any of the exposed abutment or the crown. This could potentially cause damage and cause further complications.

If the abutment broke off at the gumline you will likely see some of it inside the crown. In a case like this, Dr. Neal Emad might have to perform a root canal. This will restore enough structural integrity to anchor a new dental crown in your mouth.

If you live in the Vienna, Virginia, area and you have lost a crown, you should call 703-938-7615 to seek professional attention at Nova Dental Care.