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Have you had a dental crown re-cemented after it fell off ?

Asked by Aster (15864 points ) August 12th, 2014

I’ve never had a dentist re-cement a crown. They always make a new one and charge me a thousand bucks claiming, “it won’t fit on the post anymore.”
How about you? My gold crowns are sixty years old. That is my definition of “a good run.” My dentist told me, “my dad’s gold crowns have been in there for forty years.”

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kritiper's avatar

No, not a permanent one. Usually there is damage/rot under the crown and that is why it fell off. More work to the tooth is required before another crown is put on.

Aster's avatar

I think it has to do with the adhesive being weak plus my vigorous use of dental tape. The remaining metal is flat, not a post and there is no odor. He has never told me to be gentle with flossing.
Thank you @kritiper . I believe the age of using the crown that came off is gone.

Lightlyseared's avatar

Yes. Went to the dentist the day it fell off. Took 10 minutes. No charge.

trailsillustrated's avatar

It depends on the tooth under it and the crown itself. Often they can be re-cemented. Often, the crown itself is too degraded of the tooth prep has broken or has decay. In that case, it can’t be re-cemented. The adhesives in the past are no where near as effective as the 3m products of today.

Aster's avatar

@trailsillustrated this crown is about twelve years old.But I got it in a different state so this dentist , who works two or three patients at a time, would more than likely want to do a ……I don’t want to think about it. I really appreciate your feedback.

trailsillustrated's avatar

@Aster you can go to any dentist, anyone can re-cement a crown. It shouldn’t cost much, either, provided the tooth and build up are ok.

tedibear's avatar

I even went so far as to buy the glass ionomer that my dentist uses. I have two crowns that no matter what the dentist does, they come off about once a year. More if I eat something sticky. No more caramels, toffee, tootsie rolls, gummi bears or even very sticky rice.

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