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Crown restorations are typically cemented onto the anchoring abutment in your mouth with a very strong dental adhesive. This is intended to hold them in your mouth with the strength and integrity of the original tooth. Yet it is possible for bacterial complications from gum disease or a dental trauma to affect this bond.

If you do have a crown that feels even a little bit loose, you should not delay in calling 636-256-3559 to have it examined at Dr. James Stanford’s Ballwin, Missouri, dental office. The longer you wait to seek professional dental care, the more likely you are to experience significant complications.

While you await your appointment with Dr. James Stanford there are a few things to keep in mind to reduce your chances of suffering additional problems.

You need to resist the temptation to wiggle, or even try to clean, the loose crown. Every little bit of movement has the potential to cause damage to the abutment.

If an accident or blow to the face has left blood or debris in your mouth you can gently rinse it away with lukewarm salt water. Any other measures should be left to Dr. James Stanford’s professional tools and training.

If the anchoring abutment inside the crown is unaffected, chances are good that Dr. James Stanford might be able to reseat the crown. If not, he can start the process of fitting you for a new crown. If the abutment has been damaged, he might need to perform a root canal to restore the abutment’s structure.

If you are in the Ballwin, Missouri, area and you have a loose or distressed crown, you should call 636-256-3559 to schedule care with Dr. James Stanford.