A falling dental crown exposes the dentin leading to oversensitivity which can be both painful and bothersome. Depending on the severity of the pain, this can be considered a dental emergency case that needs an immediate attention.
There are some reasons why a dental crown will come off. Having tooth decay, a weakening of the cement bonding the crown to the tooth, or a weakened tooth structure can all be a reason why your dental crown is coming loose.
A TOOTH DECAY CAN PRECIPITATE A LOOSE DENTAL CROWN
Your dental crown may not be as susceptible to tooth decay as the tooth underneath, but when the decay starts near the gum line where it meets with the crown, it may lead to a loose dental crown. Having the decay removed and the cavities filled can save the crown from falling off.
It is advisable to have your teeth checked, especially if it has signs of decay, so the whole teeth can be saved. Not only will this save the whole teeth from being extracted because of an underlying infection, but will also keep the crown in good condition to avoid complications.
A WEAKENED CEMENT BOND OR TOOTH STRUCTURE CAN LEAD TO THE LOOSENING OF A DENTAL CROWN
Your tooth’s crown is made of an impermeable material that allows it to sustain the pressures of biting and chewing.
But neglect and poor oral habits can weaken the cement bond that binds the crown to the tooth structure. As the cement bond holds the crown in place, it is considered as the delicate point which often leads to a falling dental crown.
Additionally, your teeth may have sustained damage due to an accident or tooth decay, which weakens the whole tooth structure. When this happens, your whole tooth’s structure is compromised, and the crown may not have a sturdy place to settle in.
Having a loose dental crown is not a fun experience, if you want to learn more about how to prevent this from happening, simply contact us for more information.
If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please call us at (516) 686-9780 today.