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Lost crowns
An_248831 posted:
I have a crown that came loose. Is there any special way to preserve the crown and tooth untill I can get to my dentist?
Zev Kaufman, DDS responded:
Dear An_248831:

Yes there is...

I am glad that you did not loose it. Go to the pharmacy and get some denture adhesive paste (Fixodent or Polygrip). Put very little into the crown and place it over the remaining tooth structure. That should hold it until you can see the dentist.

If it gets loose, re-cement it.

The temporary cement that they have in the store is typically too thick and you might not be able to cement the crown properly.

Best of luck,
Dr. Zev Kaufman