Dental crowns are restorations cemented over a tooth. They are held in place with a strong adhesive, but on occasion they can come off, especially after a number of years have gone by. Here are some tips from The Mt. Vernon Center for Dentistry in Alexandria, if this should happen to you.
Here’s what to do:
Find the crown if you can. You might be able to put it back in place. If you do, clean it first. You can reapply it with dental cement, which is available in most drug stores. Do not use ordinary glue!
Give us a call to schedule an appointment. We’ll fit you in as soon as possible to repair or replace your crown. In the meantime, if it’s sensitive, put a little clove oil on the tooth. Use a cotton swab. Clove oil, too, is often in drugstores or in the spice aisle of a supermarket.
It’s important that you don’t wait too long to see us. What remains of your tooth isn’t very strong without the crown over it.
At The Mt. Vernon Center for Dentistry in Alexandria dental crowns are among our restorative dentistry services. People from throughout the area come to our practice to maintain their dental health. Call us to schedule an appointment today!