Jean’s Old Crown Went On A Trip: Up Down

Woman Grossed

Jean came in today with an old crown that fell off. She said, “[she] swallowed it over the weekend, but it passed through my digestive system and I pulled it out of my poop, doc.” Jean had already cleaned off any gross signs of feces thankfully, and was insistent that we cement it back on for her. I choked down my lunch, and advised her that if she really wanted to we could, but we’d need to verify the margins were still accurate…and put it through the ultrasonic. Prep was clean and crown was stable, but the distal and buccal margins were wide open. Jean was pissed because I told her I recommended we make a new crown, but I ended up cementing it as her temporary.

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