When a tooth’s enamel layer has been significantly compromised by tooth decay or a dental fracture, the most viable treatment option often calls for a dental crown restoration. This fully replaces the entire tooth enamel layer with a material like gold, base metal alloys, or porcelain-ceramic.
Once the dental crown has been created in a special dental lab, it is cemented onto an anchoring abutment created from the healthy core of the tooth. This completes the treatment process and restores the tooth’s basic function in your mouth.
Unfortunately, there are some rare instances where the bond between a dental crown and the anchoring abutment can be compromised. This could be the result of chronic poor oral hygiene or some form of oral trauma.
If you have a dental crown fall out, the wisest course of action is to seek timely treatment from an experienced dentist like Dr. Marlayna Best.
In the interim you shouldn’t try to brush, floss or clean any of the exposed abutment or the dental crown. The staff specialists at Best Dental Care NJ, LLC will perform any necessary cleaning treatments during the assessment portion of your appointment.
Once this is done a basic assessment and examination will help determine the best treatment option. This might call for reseating the crown, replacing the crown, or performing a root canal to address any distress that might have been suffered by the abutment.
If you are in the Newton, New Jersey, area and you are having a problem with a dental crown, you need to call 973.383.5700 to seek professional care at Best Dental Care NJ, LLC’s dental offices.