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When Drs. David J. Borgmeyer and Augustine Borgmeyer initially installed your dental crown in St. Louis, Missouri, it was designed to be durable and functional for a long period of time. Unfortunately, there are times when something like a blow to the face or gum disease can compromise the cement that anchors the crown or damage the abutment.

If your crown falls out of your mouth, you need to call Borgmeyer Dental at 314-351-6554 for immediate treatment.

While you wait for your appointment, there are a few common first-aid considerations to keep in mind that will help you take care of your abutment and lost crown.

Do not attempt to clean the abutment or the crown. This could potentially cause damage and exacerbate the problem. You can gently rinse your mouth with lukewarm salt water if you have blood or debris in your mouth. Any other cleaning measures should be left to Drs. David J. Borgmeyer and Augustine Borgmeyer and their professional tools and techniques.

If the crown fell out because the cement was compromised, there should be a few telltale signs to look out for. You should see the abutment sticking out of your gums and the crown itself should be completely hollow. If this is the case, your dentist might be able to clean the crown and abutment and cement it back into place.

If the abutment broke off at the gumline or if it has been otherwise damaged, you should see some or all of it inside the crown. In a case like this, Drs. David J. Borgmeyer and Augustine Borgmeyer might need to perform a root canal to restore enough structure to securely cement the crown back into place.

If you have just lost a crown, you should call Borgmeyer Dental at 314-351-6554 to seek immediate treatment.