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Why Did Your Dental Crown Fall Off?

Posted on 2/27/2016 by Dr Wael Garine
A diagram of how a dental crown works. Dental crowns can last for upwards of 15 years, but it has been less than a year and yours has fallen off.

What's the deal? Well, there are actual several factors that could cause your dental crown to fall off, and avoiding these issues could save you a trip to the dentist.

You Were Too Hard on your Crown

If you put your crown under considerable stress by using your teeth as tools or clenching and grinding your teeth, you may experience a crown that falls off. In any situation in which your crown is subjected to unnatural forces, the bond that holds it to the tooth could become stressed and break.

You Didn't Have Enough of the Original Tooth Left

In some cases, the teeth are just too short to be prepared properly for a crown, as there won't be enough of the original tooth remaining for the crown to adhere to when it is put in place. This is especially common with the molars and can end with the crown falling off.

Chewy Foods Pulled Off the Crown

Over time, eating sticky foods can cause a crown to loosen. Fortunately, when the crown is pulled off due to sticky foods, your dentist will usually be able to cement it back onto the tooth.

The Cement Wasn't Strong Enough

In some cases, the cement that was placed onto your tooth to hold the crown in place could fail, and if this was the case, your dentist should be able to put the same crown back onto the tooth.

The Underlying Tooth Got a Cavity

Your tooth isn't invincible once it has a crown put into place. A tooth with a crown can still get a cavity, and if this happens, the crown can fall off. You will likely need a new filling and a new crown in order to correct this problem.

If your dental crown has fallen off, contact our office to set up an appointment.

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