Drawing of a tooth driving an ambulance to give tooth help for a lost crown dental emergency

Is a Lost Crown a Dental Emergency?

Dental restorations, such as dental crowns, can play a crucial role in helping patients regain healthy smiles. Just like any tooth restoration, crowns require upkeep and care to stay in tip-top shape. However, even if you take great care of your crown, you may have a dental injury or eat something that knocks your crown out of place. If this occurs, here’s what you need to know!

What Should I Do If My Crown Falls Out?

If your dental crown is damaged, broken, or falls out completely, you should contact your dentist right away. Broken restorations require urgent dental care and should be handled ASAP. Crowns are typically used to cover a weak or damaged tooth. If your crown is no longer protecting your tooth, you will most likely experience pain and discomfort and your tooth is at increased risk of infection and further damage.

Have Your Emergency Dentist’s Contact Information Saved!

Do you have a same-day emergency dentist in your phone contacts? Dental emergencies happen when you least expect and can sometimes be a stressful and overwhelming experience. Having a dentist’s contact information on file just in case can help prevent the additional stress of trying to find a dentist who can fit you in. The sooner you contact a dentist after a dental injury, the less likely you are to have lasting damage.

Have An Issue with Your Dental Crown?

Is your dental crown loose or slightly cracked? Don’t wait until it completely breaks or falls out! Contact our team at Donald Kim, DDS, Family & Cosmetic Dentistry for an appointment to restore your crown. Has your crown already fallen out? Call us! In addition to our comprehensive dental services for individuals and families, we offer same-day emergency dentistry in Monroe, WA.


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December 31, 2021 1:12 am
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