Dental crowns are designed to withstand a lot of wear and tear and with proper care, should last 10-15 years. Accidents happen, however, and if your crown feels loose, is broken, or is lost completely, our dentists can help. If you can’t find your crown and think you swallowed it, don’t worry. Crowns are made of non-toxic material and will pass naturally. Book online now or call us at 208-667-7461 so we can fix or replace your dental crown Coeur d’Alene.
A lost or broken crown shouldn’t be ignored, even if it doesn’t cause any pain. It’s important to see our Coeur d’Alene dentist about a lost or broken dental crown to prevent decay, disease, and pain in the underlying tooth. Failure to replace the dental crown within a couple of days will increase your risk of the original tooth becoming loose, falling out, or developing an infection.
The following reasons could be why a dental crown breaks or detaches:
Often, our patients receive a temporary tooth crown while their permanent dental crown is being custom-crafted. This temporary dental crown helps maintain space for the permanent crown, provides protection for the underlying tooth, and gives chewing function.
If you lose this temporary crown or it falls out between visits, contact our office for dental crown replacement Coeur d’Alene. Remaking or re-cementing a temporary crown can usually be done without anesthetic and takes just a few minutes.
Please do not try to re-cement the crown yourself using drug store temporary dental cement. We may be able to bond the crown back in place or a new crown may be the best choice. We’ll evaluate your individual case and work with you to make the best decision for your dental health.
We know everyone has different schedules, because of this we offer late afternoon and early morning appointments.