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When Dr. Matthew Hernandez fits a crown it always intended to restore the function and appearance of the enamel layer of a tooth for a long time. Unfortunately, there are instances where something like a blow to the face, a hard fall or issues with chronic periodontal disease can weaken the cement anchoring a crown to the abutment. If you have a crown that has come loose it requires immediately attention by Dr. Matthew Hernandez.

If Dr. Matthew Hernandez can’t immediately get you in, there are a few things to keep in mind that will help you manage the loose crown and minimize any potential damage. It’s very important that you avoid the temptation to wiggle, or brush the loose crown. Even a miniscule amount of movement can cause permanent damage to the abutment.

If a blow to the face has left you with blood or debris in your mouth you can gently rinse it away with lukewarm salt water. This might also help soothe other injured tissues and gums.

If the interior abutment isn’t damaged Dr. Matthew Hernandez might be able to cement the crown back in place.

If you have a loose, or damaged crown has you should call Dr. Matthew Hernandez as soon as possible at 425-672-8494 to schedule an appointment.