Having a dental crown placed on a damaged tooth is an effective way that your dentist can treat a tooth that has been affected by a large cavity, significant dental fracture, or other physical defect. Sometimes a tooth suffering from a significant cosmetic defect can also be treated with a dental crown made from porcelain-ceramic.
Once your crown has been prepared in a dental lab, it will be cemented directly onto the dentin with a strong adhesive. While this creates a very strong bond it is still possible for poor oral hygiene complications and dental trauma to loosen a dental crown or cause it to fall out.
In a situation like this, you need to seek treatment from our dentist, Dr. Novan Nguyen. After assessing the severity of the problem he can talk with you about the best way method for restoring your crown. If the problem is directly attributed to a failure in the dental adhesive, you should be able to see the dentin protruding from your gums and the dental crown should be hollow. In some cases, Dr. Novan Nguyen can clean the dental crown and cement it back into place. If the dentin has been chipped or fractured, you might see some of it inside the dental crown. If this is the case, you may need a root canal before your crown is replaced.
If you are in the Sacramento, California, area and you have a problem with your dental crown, you should call 916-422-3991 to have it examined and treated at Novan Dental.