Lost Tooth Crown in Brimfield, IL
Lost a crown? Get in touch today!
Dental crowns are designed to withstand a lot of wear and tear. With proper care, a crown should last 10-15 years — but accidents happen! If your crown feels loose, is broken, or is lost completely, our dentists can help.
Swallow your dental crown?
Can’t find your lost crown and wondering if you swallowed it? Don’t stress. Swallowing lost crowns is actually pretty common. Crowns are made of non-toxic material and will pass naturally.
Is a lost crown an emergency?
A lost or broken crown usually doesn’t cause any pain, but it shouldn’t be ignored. It’s important to see a Brimfield dentist about a lost or broken dental crown to prevent decay, disease, and pain in the underlying tooth. Failing to get a new crown within a couple of days will increase your risk of the tooth becoming loose, falling out, or developing an infection.
Why do dental crowns break or fall out?
- Hard, crunchy, or sticky foods
- Knocked loose playing sports
- Impact accidents like car accidents
- Detached on its own — rare but possible!
My temporary crown fell off, what should I do?
We give our patients a temporary crown while their permanent is being custom-crafted. This temporary crown helps maintain space for the permanent crown and provides some chewing function and protection for the underlying tooth.
If you lose this temporary crown between visits, call our office and we’ll see you soon. Remaking or recementing a temporary crown takes just a few minutes and can usually be done without anesthetic.
Hear from our patients
The atmosphere in the office is warm and welcoming. The doctor and staff genuinely care about you as an individual as well as the health of your teeth and gums.
– Ruth L.
How to fix a lost tooth crown
Always call us. Do not try to re-cement the crown on your own using drug store temporary dental cement. In some cases, we may be able to bond the crown back in place. It’s also possible that a new crown is the best choice. We’ll evaluate your individual situation and work with you to make the best decision for your health.