Dental crowns are tooth-shaped “caps” that are placed over a tooth. It covers the tooth, restores the shape and size, strength, and improves its appearance.
Dental crowns were cemented into place and fully cover the whole noticeable part of a tooth that lies at and above the gum line. A dental crown is place to prevent weak tooth from breaking or to hold the cracked tooth.
Although the purpose of dental crown is to protect the tooth, it may create problems. These can be minor or worst dental crown problems. If these things happen tell your dentist right away so that he or she can make proper recommendation/treatment. Here are some dental crown problems that usually occur:
1. Tooth is very sensitive to hot or cold dental crown problem
There are many instances that after the dental crown cemented into place, a problem of tooth sensitivity to both hot and cold beverage occurs. Normally the area of this problem is at the edge of the crown, by the gum line. This kind of problem is easy to treat .Simply use toothpaste that has an active ingredient of potassium nitrate. However, a dentist advice is crucial.
2. The dental crown’s bite seems off problem
Even though your dentist has checked if the dental crown touches against your other teeth when you bite before finally cemented your dental crown in place, but after everything was done and your numbness worn out, you found out that your crown’s shape is incorrect. Most probably, your crowned tooth makes contact first or when you slide your teeth side by side you can fell the crown remarkably. Consult your dentist at once for a possible remedy. Your dentist will simply buff your dental crown down so that its shape will more in harmony with your bite.
3. More dental crown problems
Unknowingly your tooth is asymptomatic and this problem rise up after the dental crown was place. There are cases that the tooth nerve becomes apparent then a root canal treatment is needed. It is also possible that the degree of crack of some teeth is tremendous that even the crown cannot hold.
4. Loosing dental crown problem
In case of loosing dental crown, report to your dentist right away so that he or she can make some recommendation. Most probably it will be cemented again.
To avoid more dental crown problems rise up a proper dental crowns care. Here are the following suggestions to avoid dental crowns problems:
- Avoid sticky, chewy foods (chewing gum, caramel), this foods has the possibility of grabbing and pulling off the crown.
- If possible refrain using the side of your mouth with dental crown but if it cannot be avoided try to reduce its function.
- Minimize chewing hard foods (such as raw vegetables), which could dislodge or break dental crown.
- Slip flossing material out-rather than lifting out-when cleaning your teeth.
Although there are dental crown problems that may possibly arise but generally dental crowns is very effective remedy to your tooth problems. Ask your dentist about best options for your dental health.