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If a tooth is significantly compromised by a large cavity, dental attrition, or a dental fracture, there might not be enough healthy tooth enamel remaining for Dr. Pallavi Rakesh to repair it with a dental filling. In a case like this she might recommend restoring the tooth with a dental crown.

This form of treatment is designed to completely replace the tooth’s enamel layer with a material like gold, base metal alloys, or dental grade porcelain. After the dental crown has been created in a dental lab, Dr. Pallavi Rakesh will cement it onto the remaining core of the tooth with a strong dental adhesive.

If a blow to the face or complications from poor oral hygiene causes a dental crown to feel loose, it needs to be examined as soon as possible by Dr. Pallavi Rakesh. The longer you wait to seek professional care the more likely you are to experience problems with the dental crown or the living internal structures of the abutment that anchors it in your mouth.

It’s best not to wiggle, or even try to clean the loose crown. Every little bit of movement has the potential to damage to the abutment.

If a dental trauma has caused the soft tissues in your mouth to bleed, you can gently rinse it away with lukewarm saltwater. Dr. Pallavi Rakesh will handle any other necessary cleaning measures during the appointment. If you are in the Alpharetta, Georgia, area and you have loose or distressed crown, you should call 678-562-1555 to have it examined and treated at Ace Dental Care.