Should I Visit the Emergency Dentist for Missing Crowns?

Emergency Dentist for Missing Crowns

Do you have the contact number of an emergency dentist handy? If not, it’s high time you had the contact details of the nearest emergency dentist for any unexpected needs. Emergency dentists are the best professionals to reach out to in unprecedented situations like a tooth falling off, dental implants getting loose or dental crowns breaking off. What’s more, these happen at the worst of times – when you are least expecting it. In our previous blog, we have explained what separates dentures from crowns in Sacramento? Read along to know more about dental crowns and emergency dentists.

What Are Crowns?

Crowns are the caps which dentists affix on top of damaged teeth. These are made of a range of materials like composite resin, ceramics, porcelain, or a blend of multiple such. These not only help restore the shape and look of the damaged tooth, but also protect and strengthen the vulnerable tooth.

How Long Do Dental Crowns Last?

Crowns usually last for several years, but oftentimes, they break or fall off. So, in such situations, do you need to go to an emergency dentist? Well, it depends on a few things:

  1. Do You Have Pain?

    When the crowns in Sacramento break off, if you feel pain, you should report to an emergency dentist. This happens where some parts of your natural tooth are exposed after the crown falls off. This leads to pain or sensitivity. Emergency dentists offer some immediate measures to reduce your pain and discomfort till they replace your crown.

  2. Swelling:

    After your crown falls off, if there is swelling, it’s recommended to visit a dentist. You can try rinsing your mouth with lukewarm salt water to heal the inflammation for a while. However, make sure to visit an emergency dentist to detect any potential damage to your teeth. The dentist will suggest some quick remedies to reduce swelling.

  3. Numbness:

    Even if you don’t feel any pain after your crown falls off, or the area is numb, it’s always safe to visit an emergency dentist in Sacramento. Without pain, your natural teeth may be at risk and hence there is no harm in visiting an emergency dentist in such a case.

  4. Bleeding:

    With the crown breaking off, if you feel bleeding from the site, do not delay in visiting an emergency dentist. This might be a sign of a bigger problem. You will have to get your crowns replaced gradually.


For more information about dental crowns visit our cosmetic dentist in Sacramento Dr. Lilliana Stojic or call us at 916-487-5147 and schedule an appointment today.

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