Is It Common for Caps and Crowns to Be Loose?

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Dental crowns are a popular restorative dental treatment. They are tooth shaped caps that sit over the top of damaged, broken, or severely decayed teeth. Crowns are different than veneers because they completely cover the affected tooth inside.

Sometimes, a dental crown becomes loose. In most cases, this occurs because the crown fits poorly over the damaged tooth. If this is the case, the cement that secures it in place can wash out from underneath it and cause it to loosen.

If your crown is loose, it is essential to schedule an appointment at our office right away. Since losing a crown is considered a dental emergency, we’ll do our best to see you as soon as possible. Once you visit our office, we’ll try to refit your crown before the tooth underneath experiences further decay or damage.

In the event your crown has completely come off, try to use some toothpaste or dental adhesive to place it back onto the affected tooth. This way, you can protect the tooth underneath until you make it to our office.

Be sure to let us know if you have lost your crown. Since teeth that have lost crowns are particularly prone to infection and decay, they may be very sensitive or painful. By informing us that you cannot cover your affected tooth, you’ll likely be able to get into our office even sooner.

Contact Costa Family & Cosmetic Dentistry

If your crown has become loose or come off, we encourage you to contact us as soon as possible. Call us today 703-439-1214 to schedule an appointment.