Just like every other part of the body, the teeth may become damaged as time passes on for a number of reasons. It can happen due to tooth decay, injury, or simply wear and tear. It is possible for your teeth to lose their shape or size. Dental crowns, which are tooth-shaped “caps,” can be placed over your tooth. The crown can be thought of as a tight head covering, perhaps, for your tooth. The crown restores the tooth’s size, strength, appearance, and shape. The dental crown is cemented onto your tooth and covers the visible area of the tooth.
If you have ever broken a tooth, there is a good chance that your dentist has recommended a crown. A dental crown can be used to cover a tooth that has been damaged. Contrary to a veneer which covers only the front of a tooth, a crown usually covers all or most of it. It supports weaker or damaged teeth.
Crowns are a long-term solution to repairing broken teeth. However, complications can still occur. Badly placed dental crowns can result in pain, sensitivity, and other complications. These are the most frequent problems and solutions for dental crowns.
Sometimes the dental cement used in crown construction fails. Patients who have had their crown for many decades are more likely to experience this. This is the most common issue many people face with using dental crowns.
Sometimes a lost crown can remain attached to the tooth but not completely. To prevent complete crown removal, it is important to see your dentist right away. However, if your crown becomes completely loose, do not lose it. Instead, bring it with you to the dentist. Chances are, your dentist could pop the crown back right where it belongs.
If you don’t maintain good oral hygiene after a crown is placed, plaque can accumulate along the border between the crown- and the tooth. Although the crown can’t cause tooth decay, it can affect your tooth.
This is why it is important to floss twice daily. The doctor may place a filling if you have small amounts of decay. The doctor will have to remove the crown and replace it with a core. It is cheaper and better to take good care of your teeth, as dental crowns are expensive.
Sensitivity is a common problem after a dental crown procedure. To understand why your crowned tooth feels sensitive to heat and cold, you need to know some basic dental anatomy, which we will be sharing with you subsequently.
The visible part of the tooth is called the outer enamel. There’s also the dentin, which is sensitive both to heat and cold, within the enamel. Dental professionals must first shape the tooth to be fitted with a crown. This may expose the dentin below. If the crown does not fit well, it could expose the dentin below to heat and cold conditions. This can lead to sensitivity.
If you feel any kind of discomfort after a crown is placed, you should consult the dentist again. Most cases of this nature can be resolved by using a temperature-resistant solution to protect the dentin.
Damaged Crowns: Cracks, Chips, Breaks, or Fractures
Trauma can cause cracks and breaks in your dental crown. The majority of modern dental crowns made from porcelain are not as durable and long-lasting as natural teeth. Porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns can also break, but this is extremely rare. In minor cases such as small cracks or chips, a dentist can apply resin to small chips and fractures. But larger chips and breakages are more likely to require a crown tooth replacement.