Can a Permanent Crown be Recemented?
A common question mostly asked by many patients is ‘My crown came out, it be re-cemented?’ At Fox Creek Dental by Espire Broomfield, we strive to provide you with the best dental care at all times, but sometimes it depends on how the situation is. If your crown loosens or falls out, you should visit our dental office immediately. The use of permanent dental cement can restore your dental crowns.
Depending on the patient’s situation, the solution may be slightly different. For example, in some instances, a crown might only be loose, and it can be re-cemented and reattached, while in other cases, a dental crown might fall out because it is damaged. In such extreme cases, a new one has to be made.
What Can YouWhen your dental Crown falls or is damaged?
If your dental crown falls, it is best to put it in a safe place until you can get o visit your dentist. Don’t forget to carry it when visiting your dentist for them to check if it can be reattached.
If you cannot get to your dental office immediately, there are a few temporary solutions that you can try. First, if you are experiencing pain, you can apply some clove oil to the area using a cotton swab. This is agreat natural way to reduce pain and discomfort.
You can also reattach the dental crown or cover the area using the over the counter dental cement. You have to ask your dentist if this is effective before using them. Avoid using regular glues as they are not intended to go to your mouth.
How Will Your Dentist Recement Your Crown?
The process of recementing your crown is not as different as the original restoration replacement process. Recementing a crown involves the following steps:
- Crown Trial Fit
Your dentist will confirm first if your crown is still intact and fits properly. They will then check if the edges are sealed, if the areas in contact with the adjacent undamaged teeth are sound, and if the bite is accurate before continuing.
This process involves cleaning and disinfecting the crown and the tooth, desensitizing it, and isolating it from contamination. Next, the dentist will then choose and mix the appropriate amount of cement and apply it to your crown. You dentist will then place the crown on the abutment attached to your tooth under slight pressure.
- Post-Cementation Assessment
After the crown has been recemented, the dentist will remove any excess cement and check whether your bite is aligned correctly with your new cemented crown.
Can we Clean the Dental Crown Easily?
Having damaged teeth caused bysustaining a chip, crack or break can be restored by getting dental crowns. However, you still need to keep the crown clean after the procedure to avoid any pain or further breakages.
If you adhere to your dentist’s instructions properly, then you can expect tomake your dental crowns last for many years without the need for a replacement.
The good thing is that cleaning your dental crowns is an easy job, and this is because they work in accordance with your natural teeth. Therefore, one can use the same dental maintenance to their natural teeth. Dental crowns can be cleaned easily in the following ways:
- Brushing your crowns at least twice a day. Your dentist may recommend using an electric brush rather than a manual brush. This is because the electric brush will provide a more thorough cleaning. One should brush for at last of two minutes during each session to keep the dental crown or dental bridge clean.
- You can also use a softbrush to clean your teeth thoroughly. Add also fluoride rinse, toothpaste, or gel to your cleaning regimen.
- Floss your dental crowns carefully to avoid breakages and finish with a mouthwash rinse to remove the bacteria.
- You should also clean between your teeth several times a day to remove any food bits that may later lead to issues likethe growth of plague or gum disease.
- Besides practicing good dental hygiene, one should also consider how their diet impacted getting a dental crown. Therefore, one should make dietary changes such as cutting down on sugary foods that may cause tooth decay and harder foods that may contribute to breakages.
- One should also watch for particularly sticky foods like chewy wets, caramel, toffee, or chewing gum that might stick to your crown and cause dislodgement.