Dental crowns are a common element in many dental restorations. They are designed from special materials like gold, porcelain, and base metals to replicate the tooth enamel layer of a tooth that suffered from a large cavity or other form of dental trauma. Once the dental crown has been secured in place with a strong dental adhesive it will restore the original tooth for many years to come.
As time goes on poor oral hygiene habits can allow the bacteria in your mouth to attack the seam between the dental crown and the internal anchoring abutment. When this happens it can cause the dental crown to feel loose or even fall out.
In a situation like this, you should not delay in seeking professional dental care at Dr. Param Gill’s dental office in Modesto, California.
In the interim, you should not attempt to clean, brush or floss any of the exposed abutment or the crown itself. This could potentially cause damage and more serious complications. Any other necessary cleaning procedures should be reserved for Dr. Param Gill and the specialists at Pelandale Dental Care.
If chronic gum disease allowed bacteria to weaken the cement anchoring your crown you should see the abutment sticking out of your gums. It will usually look like a small nub of a tooth or dull gray metal. The interior of the dental crown should also be completely hollow.
If the abutment is still intact, we might be able to clean the crown and cement it back onto the abutment. If the crown itself was damaged, but the abutment is still sound, he might need to take an impression to have a new crown made.
If you are in the Modesto, California, area and you have a problem with one of your dental crowns, you should not delay in calling 209.622.1444 to seek professional care at the dental offices of Pelandale Dental Care.