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Even though dental crowns are strong, reliable, and successful dental restorations, they can still break or fall out of your mouth because of an oral injury, an accident, or even something as simple as chewing. When this happens, there is no need to panic. Our Olympia Dental Group team is happy to tell you what you need to do so you can improve the situation immediately. When you break a dental crown in Lacey, Washington, please do the following things:

Call your dentist
The first thing you need to do is call our office and schedule an appointment with your dentist. The sooner you can come in for an appointment, the better because your dentist is the only one who can completely fix the problem. Please remember to bring the crown with you when you come in for your appointment.

Put the crown back in place
You can try putting the crown back into place for a temporary fix. First, fill the center of the crown with over-the-counter dental cement or sugarless gum. Do not use superglue. Then, place the crown over the tooth. If the crown refuses to hold to the tooth, keep it in a safe place where it won’t get lost or broken.

Take over-the-counter pain medications
If your broken crown is causing you pain, please feel free to take over-the-counter pain medications as needed. This should give you the comfort you need until your next appointment.

If you call our office, take care of the crown, and take over-the-counter pain medications, you will be able to improve the situation as much as possible. For more information, please feel free to call 360-943-4777 and talk to Dr. Thinh Ho or a member of our team. We are more than happy to help you!