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Dr. Lida M. Vargas secured your dental crown in place using a very strong dental adhesive. This is meant to give the tooth the strength to bite, chew and grind hard foods. While it is rare, there are still times when a blow to the face or complications from gum disease can weaken the bond between the abutment and the crown.

If your crown feels loose or wiggles on the abutment or if you experience pain when chewing, you should call your dentist to have it examined as soon as possible. The longer you wait, the more likely you are to have serious complications.

If your crown is loose and you can’t immediately reach Dr. Lida M. Vargas, there are a few basic things to keep in mind to help minimize complications.

It’s very important that you don’t wiggle or even try to clean the loose crown. Every little bit of movement has the potential to cause damage to the abutment.

If the abutment inside the crown is undamaged, the chances are good that Dr. Lida M. Vargas can either reseat the crown or start the process of replacing it. If the abutment is damaged in some way, she might need to perform a root canal.

If you have a loose dental crown in Fairfax, Virginia, you should not delay in calling 703-385-3800 to have it examined and treated at Virginia Dental Group.