Having a crown fall out may come as a complete shock. It’s likely been there for years, and you may have even forgotten you had it in the first place. While it may be tempting to attempt to reattach it yourself, we do not recommend this. It’s important to know what to do right after your crown falls out.
What to Do if Your Crown Fell Out
- Find the crown. If you’ve swallowed it, call a medical doctor immediately to make sure it went down your digestive tract, not your windpipe.
- Keep the crown; we may be able to recement it.
- Clean it and keep it in a safe spot until your dentist can examine it.
What Not to Do if Your Crown Fell Out
- Do not use glue as a temporary cement. It’s dangerous and can ruin the remaining tooth structure.
- Do not wait to call your dentist. We offer emergency dental services that can assist you on the same day or within 24 hours.
- Do not use temporary cement until talking with your dentist. They may be able to recommend an over-the-counter product until they can examine you.
- Do not eat and sticky, hard, or chewy foods on the side of your mouth where your crown fell out.
Visit Dental Arts San Diego
If your crown fell out, we recommend scheduling a visit with us as soon as possible. If it came off and the tooth is undamaged, we may be able to recement it without difficulty. If there is damage to the tooth, gum, or crown, we may require a more extensive dental procedure. You can schedule an appointment over the phone at (619) 444-1001 or get in touch through our website contact form.