Have you bitten down on something and heard a crunch that wasn’t food?
Or had that sinking feeling as your dental crown fell out into your hand?
Even if you’re not in excruciating pain, it’s understandable to panic about what could happen if you can’t see your regular dentist quickly.
Will you get an infection if you don't get it fixed right away? Will you be in more pain and end up needing advanced dental work?
The longer your tooth goes without being checked, the higher the chances are that you’ll develop decay and need advanced treatment.
Let’s get it sorted out.
Self-assessment for a broken crown
Try not to eat on that side of your mouth to avoid damaging the unprotected tooth. And try to keep the tooth as clean as possible with gentle brushing and flossing.
Our advice for a loose or lost crown
All of the advice above applies to temporary crowns as well as permanent. It’s important to see a dentist because an unprotected tooth can become damaged if you prolong treatment, and it can affect the fit of the permanent dental crown.