When you have a crown installed, you may occasionally experience a problem with your new fixture. Sometimes this is the result of tooth decay, sometimes trauma to the mouth has compromised the cement holding the crown to your natural tooth structure, and sometimes it may simply point to a poorly-installed crown. Whatever the cause may be, any problems with your crown should be brought to your dentist in short order to avoid more extensive damage.
Common Crown Problems
One of the most common problems with a crown is mild pain and sensitivity. Some people can solve this problem by using a toothpaste designed for sensitive teeth. However, if you feel pain every time you bite down, this may point to a crown that has been set too high on your tooth. Your dentist should be able to fix this for you.
If a crown comes loose or falls off, you should bring it to your dentist as soon as possible. The vulnerable part of your tooth is exposed and vulnerable to devastating decay. Call Overlake Dental in Bellevue for more information.