Temporary Crown Problems
Temporary crowns keep your tooth safe from germs and plaque; they also keep your tooth in place until you receive a permanent crown.
If your temporary crown falls off, your teeth can shift, even if the crown is only off for a brief period of time. This means your permanent crown will no longer fit. If your crown has fallen off, keep the crown and bring it to your dentist immediately so she or he can re-cement it.
Even if you’ve made a dentist’s appointment, if you’re not able to come to the office right away try replacing the crown on your own. If the crown stays on your tooth, be careful not to chew on that side of your mouth, and see your doctor as soon as you can. If the crown is loose and will not stay in place, you can buy denture adhesive cream at a pharmacy. You can place a small bit of the cream underneath the crown and gently bite down.
The phones at Dental Care Basking Ridge are staffed daily, around the clock. In the event of a dental emergency, please call us at any hour. You can reach us at 908-533-9470. A member of our well-trained staff is available to help at all times.