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A crown fitted by John S. Grisham, DDS is intended to be durable and to last for a long time. However, there are things like a blow to the face, a hard fall or chronic disease problems that can affect the cement anchoring one of your crowns to its abutment. If a crown does come loose, you should call John S. Grisham, DDS immediately to schedule an appointment.

If you can’t immediately reach John S. Grisham, DDS or you are waiting for your appointment, there are a few things to keep in mind. It’s very important that you avoid the temptation to wiggle, or brush the loose crown. The more you manipulate a loose crown, the more likely you are to cause permanent damage to the abutment.

If a blow to the face has left you with blood or debris in your mouth you can gently rinse it away with lukewarm salt water. You shouldn’t use antiseptic mouthwash as this could irritate injured tissues.

So long as the abutment itself isn’t damaged John S. Grisham, DDS might be able to cement the crown back in place.

If you have a loose, or damaged crown has you should call John S. Grisham, DDS as soon as possible at 603-444-2100 to schedule an appointment. We are dedicated to helping you find a timely and effective solution to this serious problem.