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All dental crown restorations performed at Riverdale Oral Health involve cementing the crown onto the anchoring abutment with a strong dental adhesive. While this bond is incredibly strong, there are still times when a blow to the face or complications from advanced periodontal disease can weaken this connection.

If your crown feels loose or if it goes missing, you need to see Drs. Sidney Alder and Beth Berson as soon as possible. Immediate, professional treatment is essential for minimizing even more serious complications.

Don’t attempt to brush or floss any of the exposed abutment or the crown. This could potentially damage the abutment. If a blow to the face left blood or debris in your mouth, you can gently rinse them away with lukewarm saltwater. Any other necessary cleaning procedures should be left to Drs. Sidney Alder and Beth Berson’s  professional tools and techniques.

If periodontal disease has allowed bacteria to weaken the cement that is 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 a dull gray metal. The crown itself should also be completely hollow.

If the abutment remains intact, Drs. Sidney Alder and Beth Berson might be able to clean the crown and cement it back into place. If the crown itself was damaged but the abutment is still sound, they might need to take an impression to have a new crown made.

If you have a problem with one of your dental crowns in Riverdale, New York, you should not delay in calling 718-548-3353 to have it treated at Riverdale Oral Health and Implant Center.