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Dental crowns are commonly made from special materials like gold alloys, base metals, or porcelain-ceramic. They are attached to the internal anchoring abutment with a very strong dental grade adhesive. This is intended to secure your dental crown in place for many years to come.

Unfortunately, there are times when a poor oral hygiene condition in the mouth or an accidental blow to the mouth can compromise a dental crown’s connection to its anchoring abutment. This can potentially cause the dental crown to fall out or break the abutment off near the gumline.

In a time like this, you need to seek timely treatment from a professional dentist like Dr. Nelson. If you procrastinate care, you could be at increased risk of suffering serious complications to the dental crown or internal abutment.

While you are waiting for your appointment with Dr. Nelson you shouldn’t attempt to clean or manipulate the dental crown or the exposed abutment. Our team will perform any necessary cleaning treatments.

After assessing the severity of the problem Dr. Nelson will recommend the most effective treatment strategy. This might include reseating the dental crown, performing a root canal to address any structural issues with the abutment, or perhaps fitting you for a new dental crown.

If you are in the McKinney, Texas, area and you are having a problem with a dental crown, you should not delay in calling 972-529-5111 to seek professional care at Nelson and Associates McKinney.