Holbrook Dental Practice is now Restore32 Dental Practice

Read more about our change of name here.

Restore32 Dental Practice, 1 Howard Street, Fishergate, Fulford Road, York YO10 4BQ

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Frequently Asked Questions

Useful info

Basically, the crown needs to be cemented back in place (if viable) as soon as possible. We recommend you contact the practice immediately to obtain further advice and an appointment. When a crown is loose or comes out, several things may take place all to the detriment of the tooth, so the sooner the status quo is re-established the better. Some of the things that may happen are:

  • Teeth on either side or opposing the crown may move making it difficult or impossible to re-seat the crown
  • The tooth may be sensitive and feel painful without the crown.
  • The tooth may look unsightly, making you less willing to smile.
  • The gum may overgrow, meaning the crown won’t seat without having to adjust the gum margins around the tooth.
  • A loose crown may get decay under it making the problem worse.

Some crowns come off cleanly and are really simple to clean up and re-cement.
Some crowns are placed with a stronger adhesive and may need to be cleaned by a laboratory.
Some crowns have cores and/or posts to anchor them and these can be broken too!
So the sooner we see you the better.