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Oh c**p, my dental crown fell off

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created June 10, 2012 at 4:16 AM

What should I do to prevent as much damage as possible, I am also not able to visit a dentist anytime soon as I have no dental insurance. ):

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on June 11, 2012
at 10:52 PM

Got it cemented by the dentist today because I was able to borrow money. Dentist said it was in good condition. Avoided honey and other sweets as much as possible.

8e10b687e328468783a72c55b64710e8

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on June 11, 2012
at 10:51 PM

No, but I'll look into those vitamins for future health.

8e10b687e328468783a72c55b64710e8

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on June 11, 2012
at 10:50 PM

I looked into it, unfortunately the closest school is far away so I got to a nearby dentist. Thanks!

8e10b687e328468783a72c55b64710e8

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on June 11, 2012
at 10:50 PM

I got to borrow money so I got it cemented right away, thanks!

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on June 10, 2012
at 03:28 PM

Take responsibilty for your own health and get it cemented. The fee is less than $100. Would you go hungry if you did not have "food insurance" or would you buy your own?

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on June 10, 2012
at 02:51 PM

see a doctor, closed

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on June 10, 2012
at 02:08 PM

There are often free dental services available through social services or local charities. Ask around.

88a669ef87f8138d6bbfbdace533a482

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on June 10, 2012
at 01:47 PM

Not that you're a dumdum! I just think it's funny! I have a very immature sense of humor.

88a669ef87f8138d6bbfbdace533a482

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on June 10, 2012
at 01:45 PM

+1 for the name! Reminds me of Rick "adios, mofo" Perry, the dumdum TX governor. Funny forever. However, I will stop giggling for the next 3 minutes to go brush & floss. I'm so sorry you don't have coverage. Please follow the advice below and get thee to a dentist. A compassionate provider will work with you to get you the care you need.

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35b2cb4d450e5288895c255dfdfff35d

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on June 10, 2012
at 04:42 AM

See a dentist.

I know you said that you had no dental insurance but I don't see how waiting is going to help. There are a number of articles on the web on how to temporarily cement a crown back on but some of the articles cite cases where doing your own temporary cement job is not advisable.

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on June 10, 2012
at 06:06 AM

Go to the drug store, they should have a kit for TEMPORARILY replacing a crown. Temporary means for the weekend and while you arrange a payment plan with a dentist.

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on June 10, 2012
at 04:53 AM

Most areas have dental schools with sliding scale fees. You might have to wait a few weeks if you aren't in pain, but they'll get you in, and won't charge more than you can afford.

Many dentists will also allow for payment plans lasting up to 12 months if you don't have insurance, as long as you set it up before the appointment. Can you pay $10-15/month for the next year to put off having to pay many hundreds of dollars later on?

8e10b687e328468783a72c55b64710e8

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on June 11, 2012
at 10:50 PM

I looked into it, unfortunately the closest school is far away so I got to a nearby dentist. Thanks!

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on June 10, 2012
at 04:49 AM

Depends on which tooth the crown was on. I have several crowns, and one on an upper molar came off. No amount of temporary cementing would keep that thing up there, and not having dental insurance at the time, I had to wait. Now it's been several months, I now have insurance, and went to the dentist only to find that my teeth had drifted enough to make it impossible to put back on.

But, on the other hand, I also had a lower molar crown come off and was able to easily stick it back on sans cement, for the few months it took me to get insurance.

However, best advice is still to see a dentist ASAP. There are many dentists who will make payment arrangements, and gluing a crown back on if it's only been a short time is a lot cheaper than replacing a crown altogether.

8e10b687e328468783a72c55b64710e8

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on June 11, 2012
at 10:50 PM

I got to borrow money so I got it cemented right away, thanks!

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on June 10, 2012
at 01:41 PM

ditto, see a dentist asap!

I had one that was loose and none of my dentists believed me, let it go for a while and finally changed to a new dentist who saw that it was indeed loose, removed it and it was full of food, I had to have a root canal. Ended up being much more expensive than re-affixing the crown!

root canal, new crown, 4k later!

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on June 10, 2012
at 09:35 AM

You might call a dentist just to check on the cost of cementing it back in before using a temporary fix. You don't want to mess anything up and need a more extensive repair.

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on June 10, 2012
at 07:38 AM

Congratulations! Get heaps of Vit d3, K2, magnesium and zinc, and be glad it's gone!

8e10b687e328468783a72c55b64710e8

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on June 11, 2012
at 10:51 PM

No, but I'll look into those vitamins for future health.

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