Crown restorations performed at Dental Center’s Orem, Utah, dental offices are designed to fully replace the enamel layer of a tooth that has been fractured or suffers from significant tooth decay. We typically have crowns cast at our off-site dental lab, from either gold, base metals, or dental-grade porcelain.
Once it’s been cemented in place with a strong dental-grade adhesive, the crown itself will be invulnerable to the bacterial damage of tooth decay. However, it is still possible dental trauma and complications from untreated gum disease to weaken its connection to the abutment that anchors it in your mouth.
Signs that this may have happened could include heightened sensitivity or pain when chewing or an excess amount of wiggle when you touch it. In a situation like this, you should not delay in calling 801.224.6165 to seek treatment with one of Dental Center’s dentists. Any procrastination increases your chances of suffering additional complications.
If your crown is loose and you can’t immediately reach our clinic, there are a few basic things you can do to help minimize complications.
You should avoid wiggling or cleaning the loose crown. Even a small amount of movement has the potential to cause damage to the abutment. If you need to clear something from your mouth, you can rinse with lukewarm salt water. Any other necessary cleaning should be left to our highly trained specialists.
If the abutment inside the crown remains fully healthy, we might be able to reseat the original crown or start the process of replacing it. If the abutment is damaged in some way, he might need to perform a root canal.
If you’ve had a crown restoration at Dental Center’s Orem, Utah, clinic and you have a problem, you should call 801.224.6165 to seek treatment with one of our highly skilled dentists.