Crown on amalgam filling off

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    mikeni77

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    Hi.

    A gold crown from a back tooth came off this morning and my appointment is not until 5th july.

    This tooth has a built up amalgam filling that has replaced a lot of the tooth after it broke off and seems to be solid. There is currently no pain at all. Is there much risk of the amalgam coming loose in the next 2 weeks or should I try and put the crown back on with temporary cement in the meantime?

    Thanks

    Michael
     
    mikeni77, Jun 22, 2018
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    MattKW Verified Dentist

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    If there's no pain, then leave it alone. The dentist would prefer not to have to remove the crown a 2nd time if you manage to reglue it.
     
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    Thanks. A little of the amalgam has flaked off but so far not much.
     
    mikeni77, Jun 23, 2018
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    honestdoc Verified Dentist

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    Call your dentist if you can be seen sooner for any cancellations. Teeth shift daily and their tendencies are the back teeth shifting forward and the opposing teeth shifting into the space. If you wait too long, the crown may not fit properly.
     
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