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Old 09-13-2009, 07:15 PM   #1
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Lightbulb Crown fell out while flossing! :o(

I'm sure lost crowns have been addressed here myriad times so I hope nobody minds me starting a thread. I just want to know what my chances are of having the crown glued back in & the cost? I plan to call dentist in the morning (not the same dentist who did the crown in 1995). I had 2 crowns put in back in '95 & the first fell out out two years later & I didn't bother to see if it could be "saved." I've always regretted that & am hoping for a different situation with this crown. Any advice/suggestions will be greatly appreciated!
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Re: Crown fell out while flossing! :o(

Mine have always been glued back in. The cost was $125 and they saw me the same day I called, even though I would have waited.

 
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Old 09-13-2009, 11:00 PM   #3
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Lightbulb Re: Crown fell out while flossing! :o(

That's great news although I was hoping it would not cost so much.. (thankfully I have my $250 stimulus check!) It looks like there is still some tooth there so is that a good thing? I can't make it to the dentist today (Monday) even if there's an opening. How long did you wait for your crowns to get replaced? Just wondering if there's a 'time limit.' I can't believe a crown that's been there for 14 years just up & falls out!

Thanks so much for taking the time to respond!!
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Re: Crown fell out while flossing! :o(

Mine was done the same day. A crown is just glued in with epoxy. It can come off. You have to be careful flossing around a crown. And the kinds of food you eat. Nothing sticky like caramels or taffy.

 
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Re: Crown fell out while flossing! :o(

Mine cost $75 to replace, but my insurance paid some on it. (can't remember) Mine was also a different dentist that put the crown on.

I don't know why the large cost though; it took about 5 minutes to do!

But I would think if it were a dentist you were using for your usual care & checkups, they would give you a better price.

 
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Lightbulb Re: Crown fell out while flossing! :o(

Great information! Thanks so much!
I have an appt. Tuesday at 8:20 a.m. Got the crown wrapped in tissue in my purse & ready to go. Five minutes & $75 ? I'm hoping that will be me too!

I don't have dental insurance anymore. I bought a policy off the internet that looked good, back in 2003. Unfortunately, after paying $28 a month, when I finally tried to use it in late 2005 it would not pay for the filling or even a cleaning. My dentist suggested I cancel it. Still bummed about the money I wasted!!!
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Old 09-19-2009, 11:22 PM   #7
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Saw dentist last Tuesday as scheduled. He was optimistic about the crown being put back. I had an X-ray done. The dentist began preparing to put in the sealant but stopped & said it was a "no go." There was too much decay down inside where the root canal had been done back in 1995. So the remaining piece of tooth was pulled & I spent $205!!
I was seriously bummed but it is what it is.
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Re: Crown fell out while flossing! :o(

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I'm sure lost crowns have been addressed here myriad times so I hope nobody minds me starting a thread. I just want to know what my chances are of having the crown glued back in & the cost? I plan to call dentist in the morning (not the same dentist who did the crown in 1995). I had 2 crowns put in back in '95 & the first fell out out two years later & I didn't bother to see if it could be "saved." I've always regretted that & am hoping for a different situation with this crown. Any advice/suggestions will be greatly appreciated!

 
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Re: Crown fell out while flossing! :o(

Do yourself a favor and have it taken care of immediately the seal is now broken and decay will set in and that can hinder having the crown re cemented.

 
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