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Temporary - Emergency Dental Crown Repair - Replacement

Fixing a Loose Crown without a Dentist

Many patients who have dental crowns or caps can appreciate the experience of having a nice crown pop off or fall off unexpectedly. Sticky candies and jelly beans in particular can pull off nearly any crown, regardless of how well it was cemented. A changing bite can also cause a cap to become dislodged and eventually fall off.

When this event occurs during late evening hours or, worse yet, during the weekend or during the holidays when a dentist isn't available it can become quite frustrating.

Leaving it off could damage the underlying structure and perhaps be painful. For those who are more daring and replace it "as is".... there is a slight danger of it falling off again and becoming swallowed.

Avoid Potential Toxins

Some patients are tempted (and some simply do) to use Super Glue type adhesives. The risk of introducing toxins directly into the oral cavity and onto the exposed tooth structure is something to be avoided.

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Major drug store chains such as Walgreens and CVS carry some temporary adhesive products specifically made for the "do it yourself" crown re-attachment.

Commonly Available Crown Repair Kits

All of the featured products below can be purchased for about $6.00 or less.

This kit can be found in Walgreens and CVS drug stores.
Recapit Dental Repair for Loose Caps:
Manufacturer Product Description: A unique, no mix cement made especially for replacing loose caps and crowns. Safe and so effective "you can eat on it".
crown cap glue
  • Dentist recommended
  • Eugenol free
  • No mixing, no waste
  • Maximum hold
  • Instant pain relief
  • Resealable
  • Clinically tested and guaranteed
  • 8+ repairs


Another commonly available kit that can also be used to temporarily replace a failed filling.
Dentemp O.S. Maximum Strength Filling & Cap Repair:
Manufacturer Product Description: Provides fast relief of pain and discomfort until you can see your dentist. It is pleasant tasting, safe and so effective "you can eat on it".
  • No mixing, no waste
  • Recommended by dentists
  • Clinically tested
  • Dual-use: repairs both lost fillings & loose caps
  • 8+ repairs




Another commonly available kit that can also be used to temporarily replace a failed filling.
DenTek Temparin Max Lost Filling & Loose Cap Repair Maximum Hold:
Manufacturer Product Description: Designed to repair with the same ingredients dentists use. This is a temporary remedy meant to replace a lost filling, cap, crown or inlay until you have a chance to visit your dentist and should only be removed by a dental professional.
  • Fast drying no mix
  • Maximum strength complete repair
  • Instant pain relief
  • Safe to eat on
  • Clinically proven
  • Long applicator easily reaches back teeth
  • 10+ repairs



A crown repair kit sold under the CVS brand available only in CVS drug stores.
CVS/pharmacy Temporary Lost Filling & Loose Cap Repair:
Product Description: Designed to repair lost fillings with the same ingredients dentists use. This is a temporary remedy meant to replace a lost filling or inlay until you have a chance to visit your dentist and should only be removed by a dental professional..
Applicator easily reaches back teeth. CVS pharmacist recommended.
  • Fast drying no mix
  • Dentist strength
  • Relieves pain instantly
  • Safe to eat on
  • CVS pharmacist recommended
  • Applicator easily reaches back teeth
  • 8+ repairs





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