Your dentist, Dr. Philippe Athuil, uses a strong dental adhesive to cement a crown onto the underlying abutment. This creates a powerful bond that replicates the integrity of the original tooth. However, there are rare instances when a hard blow to the face or complications from chronic periodontal disease can weaken the connection. If a crown falls out or if the abutment breaks off, you need to seek immediate treatment at Philippe Athuil, DDS.
In the interim, there are a few things to keep in mind to help minimize potential complications.
You should not attempt to clean the abutment or the dental crown. This could damage the abutment and result in significant complications. You can gently rinse your mouth with lukewarm saltwater if a blow to the face left blood or debris in your mouth. Any requisite cleaning procedures should be left to Dr. Philippe Athuil’s professional tools and techniques.
If the crown fell out due to the bacterial presence from chronic periodontal disease, there should be a few telltale signs. You should see the abutment sticking out from your gums and the crown itself should be completely hollow. If this is the case, your dentist might be able to clean the crown and abutment and cement it back into place.
If the abutment broke off at the gumline or has been otherwise damaged, you should see some or all of it inside the crown. Should this be the case for you, your dentist might need to perform a root canal to restore enough structure to securely cement the crown back into place.
If you have recently lost a dental crown in Beverly Hills, California, you should not delay in calling 310-286-2241 to seek treatment at Philippe Athuil, DDS.