my crown fell off, (1 year old) and the dentist office is closed. the crown seems in good condition, hollow inside, very small bit of tooth inside edged of mouth. no pain. is it ok to not use the temporary cement so i don't risk losing the crown... can I wait until Monday when office reopens?
Person's Gender: Male
Person's Age: 45
rinsing mouth, gently cleaning with qtip
Welcome to Justanswer.I will do my best to answer your question.I am not a great typist,be patient and feel free to ask if anything is unclear.To be on the safe side, I would leave the crown off.There is little damage that you can do between now and Monday.If the margins of the tooth prep are still in good shape,most of the time these crowns can be retro-fitted to the tooth by constructing a new core using the inside of the crown itself as a mold.It is possible that the tooth may have been root canalled therefore you may not have any pain or sensitivity.I would just avoid biting beer bottle tops off with this tooth for the weekend,but you really should be fine until Monday.Definitely hold on to the crown and take it with you ,it will save alot of expense if a new crown is not necessary.If you have any further questions please ask.
Typos acceptable! Dang about the beer caps, but'll survive a weekend! Yes, it was root candled and there isn't a whole lot of tooth left under. Is the root canal protecting what's under neath , and that's why no pain? Should I clean the crown in any way? And should I clean the uncrowned area. I'm a flight attendant and am working this weekend.. would avionics affect anything? Thank you so much.
The root canal being done means the tooth is dead,there is no pulp..no blood vessels or nerve in the tooth.These teeth are just prone to fracture because they are brittle,they are a bit dehydrated.That was the purpose of the crown..to protect it.Flying will not hurt the tooth or cause any discomfort.You may just get some food trapped around it and your tongue may play with it.You don't have to do anything to the crown,just bring it to the dentist's office when you return.You can brush the area as you would a normal tooth.You should be fine ..don't worry.
Dentist and Anesthesiologist for 33 years