A lost crown is rarely an emergency, however, it can be painful because the exposed tooth is often sensitive to temperature, pressure or air,
put it in a safe place and make an appointment to see one of our dentists here at The Ivy, as soon as you can.
and in the meantime, here are some helpful tips:
- Don’t wait too long!
- What is left of the tooth will not be as strong as your crown. It could be damaged more without the crown to protect it.
- When a crown is missing for a long time, the teeth next to it may move into the space where the crown was, if this happens, your crown may no longer fit.
- Apply a little clove oil to the sensitive area with a cotton swab. This will give you some pain relief.
- If you’ve lost the filling or crown, you can put dental cement (available at a chemist), directly on the tooth surface. This will help to protect and seal the area until you’re able to see your dentist.
- Do not use any household glues! They are not safe to put in your mouth and they could damage the tooth and crown