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When your dental crown was designed and installed at Sylvan S. Stern, DDS, it was secured in your mouth with a very strong dental adhesive. While this is intended to create a very strong bond with the anchoring abutment, there are still things that can loosen the connection.

This could come in the form of a dental trauma or bacterial complications from untreated periodontal disease. If your crown feels loose or if it falls out, you should not delay in calling 248-559-0995 to seek professional attention at Sylvan S. Stern, DDS.

While you are waiting for your appointment, there are a few things you can do to minimize unnecessary complications.

You shouldn’t attempt to clean any part of the crown or exposed abutment. You can gently rinse your mouth with lukewarm saltwater if a blow to the face left blood or debris in your mouth. Any other cleaning measures should be left to Dr. Sylvan Stern’s professional tools and techniques.

If periodontal disease has compromised the dental adhesive bond, there are a few notable signs. You should see the abutment sticking out from your gums and the crown itself should be completely hollow. In a situation like this, Dr. Sylvan Stern might be able to clean the dentin abutment and crown before cementing it back into place.

If a blow to the face caused the abutment to break off at the gumline or if it has been otherwise damaged, you should see some or all of it inside the crown. To treat a tooth in this condition, Dr. Sylvan Stern might need to perform a root canal to restore sufficient structure to secure the crown back into place.

If you live in the Southfield, Michigan, area and you have a problem with your dental crown, you should not delay in calling 248-559-0995 to have it treated at Sylvan S. Stern, DDS.