While your new crown is designed to be very durable, and last for many years, there are still a few things that can cause it to come loose. A fall, blow to the face or chronic gum disease can all cause your crown to come loose from the abutment. Even though the crown remains in place it might wiggle or feel loose and could severely damage the abutment. This requires immediate attention from your dentist, to keep the problem from getting worse.
You need to avoid wiggling the loose crown with your tongue or chewing on it. Try your best to completely leave the crown alone. This also includes brushing or attempting to clean the crown. The more it is manipulated the greater the chance there is of causing damage to the abutment inside.
You can gently rinse the area with salt water if the crown was loosened by a blow to the face and you have blood or debris in your mouth. This will clean the area without irritating the tissues and can also help soothe any pain in the gums.
If you have a loose, or damaged crown has you should call us as soon as possible at 316-788-4000 to schedule an appointment. We are dedicated to helping you fix the problem as soon as possible!