General dentists and dental restoration specialists will sometimes use a dental crown to replace a tooth’s enamel layer. This might be needed to treat a significant dental fracture, large cavity or to complete a root canal.
Your crown will be created in a dental lab and the dentists will be bond it to the dentin of your tooth with a strong dental grade adhesive. This is meant to hold the dental work in place for many long years to come.
Sometimes an accidental blow to the face of complications from poor oral hygiene practices can weaken the dental adhesive. This can potentially cause the dental crown to become loose, or even fall out. In some of these cases, our dentist, Dr. James Feldman can simply replace the dental crown. However, this is only possible if the dentin and crown are intact. In a case where the dentin was fractured or traumatized in some way, Dr. James Feldman might have to perform a root canal. This endodontic treatment will ensure that you have a healthy tooth to serve as an anchor for a replacement dental crown.
If you live in the Washington, DC, area and you have lost a dental crown, you should call 202-362-8412 to seek professional attention at Feldman Dentistry.