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Dr. Robert Wagner installed your new dental crown onto the abutment in your mouth using a very strong dental adhesive. While it is meant to stand the test of time, there are still rare occasions that can threaten the connection between the cement and the crown. This is even more likely to happen if you have struggled with chronic gum disease or poor oral hygiene.

If a crown falls out, it needs thoughtful first aid while you seek treatment at Ultimate Smile Dental.

While you are waiting for your appointment with your dentist, there are a few common first-aid considerations to keep in mind to help you take care of your lost crown and the abutment that anchored it.

You should not attempt to clean the abutment or the crown. This could potentially damage the abutment and exacerbate the problem. 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 our highly trained team of dental professionals.

If the crown fell out because the cement was compromised, there should be a few telltale signs. You should see the abutment sticking out from your gums and the crown itself should be completely hollow. If this is the case, Dr. Robert Wagner might be able to clean the crown and abutment and cement 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. When this happens, Dr. Robert Wagner might need to perform a root canal to restore enough structure to secure the crown back into place.

If you have lost a dental crown in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, you shouldn’t delay in calling Ultimate Smile Dental at 954-566-5428 to schedule an appointment.