What Should You Do If Your Dental Bridge or Crown Falls Out?

What Should You Do If Your Dental Bridge or Crown Falls Out?

Crowns and bridges must be attached to the supporting teeth beneath. These crowns and bridges may fall out from time to time for a variety of reasons. Though most individuals aren't bothered when this happens, the large size of the restorations can have a major impact on how your mouth feels and works. This support frequently falls out owing to fresh degradation under or around the crown or bridge. Whatever the cause, the most essential thing is to remain calm and get professional care at Peak Family Dentistry as soon as possible.

What Should You Do If Your Dental Bridge Breaks?

The first thing you should do if your bridge collapses is not to panic. Our dentist will most likely be able to resolve the issue. The most important thing is to save your bridge so that it can be repaired and re-inserted. The best method to do this is to just place it in a Ziploc bag and store it somewhere you'll remember. 

Of course, you'll have to bring your bridge to our dentist's office on the day of your appointment. If it can be fixed, they can fuse it back into place. Our dentist will almost certainly examine the structure of your supporting (abutment) teeth to ensure that they are not damaged. They must first be fixed if they are damaged, shattered, or contain cavities. If your bridge has been damaged in any way, it must be repaired before it may be re-inserted.

What Should You Do If Your Dental Crown Breaks?

A person with a loose or detached dental crown must act quickly and decisively. If possible, remove the loose crown from the mouth and keep it for the dentist. To maintain the region clean, it is best to rinse it with warm (salty) water and lightly brush it. The crown should be brought to the dental visit because it will almost certainly need to be replaced. 

Before the dentist can examine the tooth, it must be protected. If the previous dental crown cannot be replaced, dental wax can be used as a temporary coating on the tooth once it has been cleaned. Food debris should not accumulate near the area, so chew or bite away from it. 

Get in touch with Peak Family Dentistry at 4933 Brainerd Rd, Chattanooga, TN 37411, or call (423) 899-1948 to schedule an appointment for the best dental care based on your specific needs.

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