If you care for your dental crown properly, it can last for years. However, at some point, you may notice that your crown becomes loose. If food is getting stuck where the gum line meets the crown or your tooth becomes sensitive to hot or cold food, your dental crown is likely loose.
Rest assured that a dentist at Costa Family & Cosmetic Dentistry can fix your loose dental crown. It’s important to schedule an appointment at our Great Falls, VA office as soon as you notice a loose dental crown. If the crown has not fallen out, refrain from touching or wiggling it. When you are chewing food, try to use the side of your mouth without the dental crown as aggravating the loose crown can worsen the situation.
In the event that you can’t come to our office right away and your tooth is extremely sensitive without the crown, give us a call. We may recommend you use temporary dental cement to hold the crown in place until you make it to our office. The temporary cement can also reduce sensitivity to hot or cold foods.
Remember that although a loose crown may be annoying, it is a common issue. The good news is that if your crown is in good enough shape, we’ll likely be able to easily cement it back into its proper position. Since the dentin underneath the crown is prone to decay and damage, it’s important to see a dentist at our office as soon as possible.
Schedule an Appointment at Costa Family & Cosmetic Dentistry
If you have a loose dental crown, it is in your best interest to call our office at 703-439-1214 to schedule an appointment.