Dental Veneers Changed My Life

Dental Veneers Changed My Life

Three Potential Problems With Dental Crowns

by Harold Coleman

If you are planning to get a dental crown or you already have one, you should be aware of the potential problems that may crop up during your life with the crowns; that is the best way to be prepared for them. Here are some of the problems you may face:

1. Imperfect teeth Bite

In a perfect bite, the upper and lower and lower teeth should come together and rest on top of each other. Getting a dental crown may interfere with your bite even if you had a perfect bite before. Don't forget that the corning material adds some height and width to your tooth, and this is what may interfere with the bite. For example, the crowned tooth may touch its opposite number before the other teeth.

An incorrect bite is not just an annoying thing; it may cause dental pain by placing too much force on some teeth. Buffing down the crown usually takes care of the problem, especially if the intervention is made early enough.   

2. Increased Sensitivity

It is also possible for your dental crown to make your tooth more sensitive (to different stimuli such as temperature extremes) than it was prior to the treatment. In some cases, even breathing in cold air may cause your teeth to hurt. The problem is typically caused by the enamel trimming that your teeth undergo before it is crowned; this may expose the sensitive dentin that the enamel usually covers and protects. Fortunately, there are desensitizing treatments that you can use to numb the affected tooth.

3. Discomfort or Pain

There is always some discomfort with having a strange material in your mouth, but this natural discomfort should go away after you get used to the crown. Unfortunately, this sometimes doesn't happen and the discomfort persists or even evolves into full-blown pain. Here are some of the reasons this may happen:

  • The crowning material may be bruising your gums
  • An imperfect bite may be interfering with the distribution of forces on your teeth
  • Your teeth may be hypersensitive due to the removal of too much enamel

In this case, the treatment is determined by the cause of the problem, which means you need to consult your dentist for a diagnosis first.

Some people also have a fear of swallowing bits of their dental crowns should they fall off. The risk of that happening is very low, but it is not a possibility. Whatever problem you may have with your dental crown, consult a dentist for help if you experience any problem. To learn more, contact a dental clinic like Ramtown Dental Associates. 


About Me

Dental Veneers Changed My Life

I have never liked my teeth. I had a lot of dental problems, including deep staining and oddly shaped teeth. Every tooth did not have the same shape, and some were rounded while others were more square. Not surprisingly, I never smiled in pictures and not even much in real life. This left people thinking I was mean before they even met me. My dentist told me my best bet to improve the look of my smile was a set of porcelain dental veneers. He said they could make all my teeth white and the same shape. I said I wanted them without any hesitation, and we scheduled my procedures. I love my new teeth, and they really did change my life. I created this blog to help other people living with teeth they don't like realize that they do have options that can improve their smiles and their lives.