Lost Dental Crown in Escondido, CA

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What to do when you lose a dental crown in Escondido

Don’t wait to seek help for a broken or lost dental crown. It’s important to take care of this issue quickly to prevent decay, disease, and pain.

  • Call (760) 741-5775 to let us know and schedule an appointment
  • In the meantime, chew on the opposite side of your mouth and avoid hard, sticky foods 
  • Brush thoroughly but gently to keep bacteria at bay until you fix the dental crown

Why did I lose my dental crown?

Fell off while eating hard, crunchy, or sticky foods

Knocked loose playing sports or in an impact accident

Detached on its own — rare but it can happen

Did you accidentally or possibly swallow your crown?

Don’t panic! It’s actually quite common for people to swallow their lost crowns, so there’s no reason to be stressed. Crowns are made of non-toxic material and will pass naturally.

What happens when you lose a crown?

Consider the reason you got the crown in the first place. Was it to protect a cracked/chipped tooth? Save a decaying tooth? As the final step of a root canal or implant? When a lost crown is lost it needs to be replaced quickly to avoid problems to the underlying tooth. Failing to contact your dentist and get a new crown ASAP will increase your risk of the tooth becoming loose, falling out, or developing cracks, fractures, or an infection.

Left untreated, you may eventually need to have the tooth completely removed.

How to fix a lost crown

Contact your dentist immediately. We consider a lost dental crown an urgent matter and will get you an appointment as soon as possible. Your dentist will examine your tooth to ensure no damage has occurred as a result of the lost crown. If you were able to recover the crown and it’s not damaged, it may be able to be reused and placed back on your tooth. Otherwise, a new crown will be custom-crafted and placed.

What not to do!

  • Ignore the issue
  • Try to glue or adhere the crown back on yourself
  • Chew on the side of the mouth with the missing crown
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Who is the best dentist in Escondido to see for a lost crown?

At TLC Escondido Dental, we offer fast, expert care for broken and lost crowns. Thanks to our CEREC technology, you can get a new permanent, natural-looking, and high-quality dental crown in just a couple of hours. Even better, CEREC eliminates the need for goopy, gaggy impressions.
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Hear from our patients

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Jessica G.

Dr. Reyes and his team have been more than amazing! I came from a dentist’s office that did not do a great job with my teeth. When I found Dr. Reyes he fixed every issue in just a couple of visits.
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Gina D.

Dr. Madrigal has exceptional skills and knowledge. She does impeccable work with a gentle approach. I was relaxed and never had pain during or after any of my procedures at TLC.
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Get help for a lost crown ASAP

We offer efficient, friendly, high-quality care for lost crowns in Escondido. Contact us today to schedule an appointment. Give us a call at (760) 741-5775.

Our office

950 E. Pennsylvania Ave, Suite A
Escondido, CA 92025
Get directions

We’re located just outside of downtown Escondido and offer free on-site parking.

Call: (760) 741-5775

Hours
Monday-Thursday:
7:30 am – 4:30 pm

Friday-Sunday:
Closed