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Help – I Lost My Crown! Marietta, GA

Help – I Lost My Crown!

Crowns are meant to be a permanent dental restoration. However, even the highest quality and best-placed crowns can fall out. Common reasons for dislodging or losing a crown include trauma, tooth grinding and decay. The cement that is holding an old crown in place may also be worn down.

Regardless of why your dental crown fell out, it is important to know what to do in this situation. A loose crown needs immediate action steps to avoid further complications. If your crown is not damaged, your dentist will be able to bond it back into place without problem.

First and foremost, don’t swallow! Carefully remove the crown from your mouth to avoid choking and to save the crown itself.

Next, call your dentist! Contact your dentist as soon as you can. Dr. Gilreath can likely see patients with a loose crown the very same day or soon after.

In the meantime, keep the area clean! This may be challenging. However, it is very important that you keep both your crown and the damaged tooth as clean as possible until you see your dentist. Try to sterilize the crown and keep it in a dry, tight container. When it comes to your affected tooth, brush it gently with a soft –bristled toothbrush.

You may experience pain or sensitivity if your tooth nerve is still active. This is normal since the tooth has lost its protective covering. Try to avoid extreme temperatures and eat softer foods to reduce discomfort. For additional help while you wait for your dental appointment, you can buy temporary dental cement from a drug store. Never use this as a long-term fix – only a dentist can restore your crown properly after it is dislodged.

At Gilreath Family Dentistry, we do everything we can to make sure your dental emergencies are treated promptly. Always call our office if your crown feels loose or comes out completely. We are happy to walk you through the immediate action steps and work you in our schedule.

Posted on behalf of Dr. Paul Gilreath IV, Gilreath Family Dentistry

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Our Client Reviews
Gilreath Family Dentistry

5.0 / 5.0

Based on 307 reviews


Dr. Gilreath is incredible with my kids. They love going to the dentist now! And this busy mom loves the warm neck wraps, the soft music and enjoying a latte while I relax!

Kenneth H.

Was lucky enough to find these guys when I got insurance that my old dentist did not take. Very professional and friendly staff! Office has the latest greatest technology as well. If you're looking for a new dentist, search no further!

Susie L.

Very personable and friendly, they took the time to go over my complex dental history and did not pressure me into anything. They gave their recommendations and priced out any options I had. Great group!

Camille Y.

Dr. Gilreath and his staff are top notch. I received the best cleaning I've ever had while watching my favorite show. The Doctor and his staff were all very polite, friendly, and courteous. They explained everything to me clearly and presented me with options in a gentle way that didn't make me feel pressured at all. It's obvious they really care about the wellbeing of their patients. The facility and equipment is really nice as well. I will definitely be back!

Juan R.

Always willing to work around my kids and my schedules. Today I had a long appointment. They started on time and always made sure I was comfortable and that the pain was managed so the procedure could’ve been completed without issues. Very courteous and professional staff.

Lucia B.

Awesome dental practice! The staff is friendly and efficient. Dr. Gilreath is thorough and versed in the latest technology and procedures. I love that he can make crowns in the office while you wait (so no walking around with a temporary crown for days or weeks). I would strongly recommend this dental practice!

Matthew W.

I've been going here for about a little over a year now. I've had a few cleanings, a filling, and started Invisiline so far. Hands down, the best run dental office I've ever been to. In the past at other dental offices I often had to wait 30 or more minutes beyond my appointment time before being seen. At Dr. Gilreath's office I've been seen on time every time. They seem to have systems in place to make every part of your visit run smoothly. From how they took x-rays, to billing and appointments, to the work done by the hygienist/dentist, everything seems to run like a well oiled machine. On top of that all the staff are all friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. The office space itself is also quite nice. Very clean, well maintained, and seems very "up to date" with their equipment. If you're looking for a dentist and are anywhere in the northwest metro area I would highly recommend Dr. Gilreath.

Jhion R.

The staff is always so courteous and personable. They make us feel like family every time we have an appointment. Service is excellent, too. My wife recently went for a cleaning and Dr. Gilreath noticed a chip in one of her fillings. He knew we recently had another baby and that her time was very limited so he went ahead and did the filling right then and there, an extra thirty minutes tops. Dr. Gilreath is always looking at the big picture and really knows his stuff. We will never go anywhere else

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Gilreath Family Dentistry

200 White St NW
Marietta, GA 30060

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