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WHAT TO DO IF YOUR
Dental Crown Falls Out
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A quality dental crown protects your tooth
from further damage.
Crowns are used to strengthen a tooth that
is weakened after a dental treatment.
You might also need one to cover up
a cracked or fractured tooth.
Your new crown should last for many years,
but they can come loose.
They often come off while you are eating
or after a blow to your jaw.
Knowing what to do when one comes off
can preserve the existing tooth structure.
Try to Preserve
Lost crowns often stay in your mouth,
but they can fall out.
In this case, you can rinse it off and check
to see if it has tooth fragments or other
If the crown isn’t damaged, then we
may be able to re-cement it to your tooth.
Place it in a container to keep it safe until
you can bring it to our office.
If you can’t find the crown,
then you might have swallowed it.
In that case it will pass naturally,
and we can make you a new one.
Schedule a Dental
Losing a crown means that the underlying
tooth structure is exposed.
Leaving a crown off for too long could
cause the remaining tooth to break
or develop further decay.
Coming in for treatment as soon as possible
gives you a better chance at saving the tooth.
An emergency dental appointment can also
help you to restore your appearance if the
crown was in a visible area.
Oral Hygiene Care
For now, you can still brush and floss
the rest of your teeth normally.
When you get to the area with the
missing crown, just use an extra gentle
You can also rinse your mouth with salt
water if you have pain or swelling along
and Sticky Food
You’ll want to treat this part of your
mouth much like you would with
a temporary restoration.
Hard foods could fracture the fragile
enamel that is left on your tooth.
Sticky foods can also generate pressure
on your tooth that could cause it to break.
Once you replace your crown, you’ll