Re-Cement Crowns | Oral Dental Care, Houston, Texas
The restorative dental specialists at Oral Dental Care, Metro Houston, are highly experienced at re-cementing crowns that have come off the teeth that they have capped. Re-cementing a dental crown back onto the natural tooth is a fairly basic procedure for an experienced and skilled dentist if the crown is in good condition and not damaged. The crown and tooth are cleaned to eliminate bacteria and a special bonding agent is applied to place the crown back into its correct position. This is the best-case scenario.
Things can get a little more complicated, however, if the crown has been damaged or the existing tooth has been chipped, cracked, damaged or decayed. If there is only slight damage to the crown or tooth, repairs and adjustments can be made to allow proper re-cementing of the crown. If the damage to the tooth is more severe, additional treatment may be required to the tooth. And, if the crown has sustained significant damage, it may need to be re-made.
Crown Re-Cementing for Houston
It is important to determine what caused the dental crown to come out of position in the first place. The underlying cause may be further deterioration of the existing tooth from excessive chewing pressure, trauma or decay. A crown can last five to 20 years. If it falls out early, it is especially important to find out why it happened. If a crown does fall off, there are certain things you can do to make re-cementing a smoother process. First, protect the crown from chips, fractures and other damage. Rinse it with water and place it in a protective container for transport to the dentist. Act quickly so that significant time does not pass, allowing a tooth to shift its position. The sooner you can visit us for a crown re-cementing, the better.
Oral Dental Care with Dr. Danny Orsak provides crown re-cementing treatment and serves the Metro Houston Area, including:
- Addicks Fairbanks
- Cy Fair
- Jersey Village
- Windermere Lakes
- Wortham Village