Question about crown


Joined
Feb 9, 2020
Messages
1
Best answers
0
Hi, I have a metal post crown on my second upper premolar. It’s been there for over 10 years but
a few months ago it just fell off along with the metal post attached (which freaked me out when I saw it) and I had it cemented back in again. I have been worrying about this ever since incase I swallowed it as it looks quite dangerous with a blunt metal post? I worry it could come out when I eat or sleep.
Could this tooth be built up instead and a new crown put on? It’s causing me a lot of worry incase it comes loose again and it isn’t a neat fit so I get sore gums a lot. Thank you.
 
Ad

Advertisements

MattKW

Verified Dentist
Joined
Mar 18, 2018
Messages
1,395
Best answers
1
Premolars are small teeth, so rebuilding them is risky. If it falls out again and you swallow it, then it will pass all the way through. It would only be ani issue if it accidentally went into your lungs, but that's really unlikely. It's also unlikely that redoing the post and crown will make it better, so prepare for an extraction.
 

Ask a Question

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

You'll need to choose a username for the site, which only take a couple of moments. After that, you can post your question and our members will help you out.

Ask a Question

Similar Threads


Top