The materials your crown is made from are designed to be very durable. However, there are a few things such as a fall, blow to the face or chronic gum disease that can loosen the cement holding a crown in place. Even though the crown holds partially to the abutment it might still feel loose, or wiggle. One wrong move could severely damage the abutment. A loose crown demands attention from your dentist, before a more serious problem arises.
Try to avoid wiggling the loose crown with your tongue or chewing food on that side of your mouth. You should also resist the temptation to clean, brush or floss the crown. The more you manipulate a loose crown, the greater the chance there you will cause permanent damage to the abutment.
If you have blood or debris in your mouth from a fall or blow to the face, you can gently rinse the area with salt water. This can help clean the area without irritating the tissues and might also help soothe any pain in the gums.
If you have a loose, or damaged crown has you should call us as soon as possible at 713.784.6855 to schedule an appointment. We are dedicated to helping you fix the problem as soon as possible!