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A patient with a tooth suffering from a large cavity or fractured tooth enamel often needs a dental crown. The treatment plan is also sometimes used to cosmetically restore a tooth or as the final phase of a root canal treatment.

Dental crowns are typically created from materials like dental grade porcelain, gold or alloys of base metal to effectively replicate a tooth’s enamel layer. The dental work is then cemented onto the anchoring abutment with a special dental adhesive.

Sometimes a patient can suffer an accidental blow to the mouth or jaw that impacts a dental crown. In some of these cases the oral trauma can weaken the bond between the dental crown and the anchoring abutment within. When this happens it can cause a loose feeling with the dental crown or discomfort when you bite or chew.

Anytime you have a problem with a dental crown you need to have it examined by a dentist like Dr. Michael J. Conway as soon as possible. The longer you wait to seek professional care the more likely you are to experience unnecessary complications.

You shouldn’t attempt brush, floss or clean a compromised dental crown. Even a small amount of manipulation could potentially traumatize the internal abutment of the tooth. Any required cleaning measures will be handled by Kenmore Dental’s professionally trained staff.

If you are in the Kenmore, Washington, area and you have loose or distressed dental crown, you should call 425-485-0588 to have it treated at Kenmore Dental.