Serving as a cap over a tooth, a restorative dental crown can help you save a tooth from extraction and ensure normal tooth function. At LDN Dental, we offer a range of treatments to help you with your dental crown, including:
- same-day crown replacement;
- re-fitting of a loose dental crown;
- restoring a cracked or chipped crown.
To book your appointment, use the online booking form below or call our friendly receptionists at 020 8748 9365.
If you’ve had a dental crown fitted a few years ago and you feel that something isn’t quite right, there are a few signs to look for.
Unpleasant smell coming from the dental crown
If you can sense an unpleasant smell from around your crown, this may indicate that there has been a gum recession and food bacteria has entered the gap between the gum and the restoration. The most likely scenario is that gum treatment will be required to remove the bacteria and heal the developed infection. Your crown may also need to be either lengthened or replaced.
Gum discolouration around a dental crown
There are a few things which can cause a gum discolouration around a dental crown, but in most cases, the reason will be similar to the above (gum recession). Medication, less than excellent oral hygiene, and other factors can cause loss of tissue in which case the crown will leak allowing acids and bacteria to enter beneath the gums. Although this isn’t a dental emergency, the earlier you visit the dentist, the better.
ourIf you can sense that your dental crown has become loose, you must do anything possible to avoid ingesting the crown. If it is mildly loose, you can book an emergency appointment and visit us as soon as possible.
If your crown is very loose, you should consider removing it yourself. For this to occur, the dental bonding agent which holds the crown in place have become damaged. At this point, it is highly likely that the crown will fall off on its own while you’re eating your drinking, which can endanger you. To remove the crown, try to dry the area with a tissue, then hold the crown firmly and gently pull it out. Do not continue to pull if you sense that you’re pulling the root of the tooth below if.
Visit a dentist as soon as possible.
A loose or a fallen dental crown exposes the gum and tooth below to the bacteria which enters the mouth naturally while eating or drinking. To secure your overall oral health, you must visit a dentist as soon as possible to have the crown re-cemented. Dental hygiene may be required before re-attaching the crown to remove plaque and bacteria.
Losing or breaking a dental crown can be an exceptionally uncomfortable experience; even 1mm of change in our teeth leaves us feeling that something is not quite right.
With on-site CEREC technology, we can now help our patients and provide you with a same-day dental crown; a complete treatment within only a few short hours.
The CEREC technology enables our dentists and specialists to take a digital scan, create a 3D model of the required restoration, and have it produced from a single piece of a ceramic block within one day. If you’d like to find out more about the way CEREC works, take a look at this video.