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My crown came out. Can it be re-cemented?

A common question at our Bethesda dental office is: “My crown came out. Can it be re-cemented?” At Bethesda Sedation Dentistry, we strive to provide you with the highest level of dental care at all times, but sometimes things happen. If your crown comes loose or falls out, you should call our office immediately.

Depending on your situation, the solution may be different. In some cases a crown might only become loose, so it can be re-cemented and reattached easily. In other cases, a crown might fall out because it is damaged. In cases like these, we will need to make a new one.

If your crown falls out, put it in a safe place until you can get to our office. Remember to bring it with you, so we can see if it can be reattached.

If you can’t get to our office for a little while, there are a few temporary solutions you can try. If the tooth hurts, apply some clove oil to the area using a cotton swab. It’s a great natural way to dull the pain, and you can find it in pharmacies or grocery stores. Also, you can re-attach the crown or cover the area using over-the-counter dental cement. Do not use regular glues, as they are not intended to go in the mouth and may damage the crown. This article from Colgate discusses these options in greater detail.

Have a loose or missing crown? Dr. Klotz or Dr. Schlossberg will help you as soon as possible! Call Bethesda Sedation Dentistry today! In our Bethesda office we cater to the dental needs of patients from Bethesda, Chevy Chase, Rockville, and Washington D.C.