Has your crown come off?

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.

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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

Dillon Chan

Dillon is the principal dentist. He qualified from Manchester University Dental School in the year 2000 and was awarded the Farar Prize in dentistry as the best dentist in his year in the field of prosthetic dentistry. He has also been awarded the MDDUS prize for his research into mouthguards. Dillon is passionate about providing high standards of dentistry and facial aesthetic treatments. His gentle approach and high quality treatment means he has many loyal patients, including some television presenters and models. As a child, Dillon had aspirations to be a chef so in his spare time he enjoys testing new recipes on the rest of The Ivy Clinic team.

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