Dental crowns are one of the most common dental restorations. A crown is like a cap that covers a broken, damaged, or misshapen tooth, restoring the look and functionality of the tooth. Dental crowns are also placed over teeth that have received root canal therapy as a way to restore and protect the tooth from further damage.
Dental crowns may occasionally break or fall out. While broken crowns are not generally considered to be a dental emergency, it’s important to assess the situation. If you are in a lot of pain or jagged edges of the tooth are exposed, your general dentist may be able to squeeze you in sooner.
If possible, try to fit the crown back over the tooth. First, make sure the crown is clean and disinfected and then use tooth cement or dental adhesive to keep the crown in place until you can make an appointment.
There are a few ways you can make sure your dental crowns stay healthy and in place for years to come. These include:
If you’ve lost or broken a dental crown, please contact your general dentist as quickly as possible to get it fixed. For questions about root canal therapy, don’t hesitate to call Endodontic Specialists at one of our three locations in Colorado Springs North and Pueblo, Colorado.