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A dental crown is typically married to its anchoring abutment with professional strength dental adhesive. This secures a bond intended to hold the dental crown in place for many long years.

However, there are a few rare times when something can affect a dental crown, causing it to come loose, or potentially disconnect from the anchoring abutment. This is even more likely to be an issue if poor oral hygiene practices have affected the health of your gums.

If you have a dental crown that feels loose or has just fallen out, you need to seek professional dental care from an experienced dentist like Dr. James C. Ma. The more time that elapses, the more likely you are to experience undue complications.

While you await your appointment at James C. Ma you should not brush or floss the compromised dental crown. This could potentially cause damage and more serious complications. Any other necessary cleaning procedures should be reserved for Dr. James C. Ma and his team.

If the problem is limited to a failure of the dental adhesive, causing the dental crown to fall out, you should see the abutment protruding from your gums. This usually looks like a small post of a tooth or dull gray metal. The interior of the dental crown should also be completely hollow.

If the anchoring abutment is unharmed Dr. James C. Ma might be able to clean the dental crown and marry it back onto the abutment with fresh dental adhesive. If the dental crown was also damage but the abutment remains structurally sound Dr. James C. Ma might simply start the process of fitting you for a new dental crown.

In a case where the abutment was damaged, Dr. James C. Ma might need to perform a root canal to restore enough structural integrity to anchor a new dental crown.

If you are in the Tulare, California, area and you have a loosen or otherwise compromised dental crown, you should not delay in calling 559-688-4111 to seek professional treatment at James C. Ma’s dental office.