The answer to this question is two-fold: yes, we can remove dental crowns, but once we do, we won’t reuse that same tooth crown. After a dental crown is removed, it’s typically not viable and will need replacing.
If you have a dental crown in Baton Rouge, the goal is for the restoration to last as long as possible and for the crown to stay cemented to your tooth. Because well-designed dental crowns last for many years, there are very few situations where a dentist would want to remove a tooth crown at all.
If we do need to remove a tooth crown to access an injured or compromised tooth, we will do so very carefully while using professional dental equipment.
On the other hand, if you have a tooth crown that becomes loose or falls off naturally over time, we can easily replace it with a new one. While dental crowns do typically last a long time, they are not indestructible—so it’s normal to need a replacement now and then.
Do you have questions about a loose, broken, or bothersome dental crown in Prairieville? Give Palm Family Dentistry a call today at (225) 622-2545. You can also reach us at our Baton Rouge dental office by calling (225) 927-7545.