I got my first dental crown a couple of weeks ago. It wasn’t the best experience of my life. This morning after I brushed my teeth the crown fell off. Is this supposed to happen? My dentist said it was normal and nothing to worry about, but I’m not too thrilled with the idea of having to worry about it falling out at any time.
Zhiva H. – Brooklyn
No, this is not normal. I’m a little shocked your dentist would consider it normal. Most dentists go their entire careers without a single crown falling out. The fact that your dentist thinks this is a normal occurance is concerning.
You need to get this crown re-cemented. You want it to be done fairly soon. After a few days, your teeth will begin to shift. Your original crown will no longer fit and you’ll need to start the process over.
You may not want to hear this next part, but I don’t think you should go to your dentist to have this rebonded, though I’m sure he does it for free. If this is a regular occurance for him, you’ll never have security with your crown. Call around to some local dentists. Some will see non-established patients the same day in the case of a dental emergency. Let them know what is going on. I’m positive one of them will see you.
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