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Dentistry/Saliva effect on Crown bond


During my crown procedure I had a lot of extra saliva in my mouth
that day while dentist was affixing the crown to the tooth.
Could this have affected the quality of the bond?

I was nauseous that day because I hadn't eaten and was uncomfortable.
I had a lot of extra saliva in my mouth during the bond process (furthest
back lower molar). Dentist had to use cotton balls. Could
this have affected the quality of the bond?

hello lenny
yes, premature moisture/water/saliva contamination can severely affect the bond bw tooth and crown.
this can lead to premature debonding resulting in the crown coming out from the mouth.
inthe interim period the tooth may be sensitive to hot and cold if the adhesive dissolves away partially.
but having said that... if the crown can be safely replaced in mouth.
best wishes


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