The 6ft 7in striker had two more teeth knocked into his gums by Fabricio Coloccini’s flailing arm. Crouch, 31, saw a dentist yesterday and will need surgery once the injury settles down.
Potters boss Tony Pulis said: “The plan is to have a brace to keep it all in place — a bit like a gumshield.
“But given the chance, I think he’ll put himself up. It typifies what we are about as a club.”