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What Are Some Signs of Dental Crown Failure?

April 8, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — dryoungblood @ 9:15 pm

Dental crowns are an incredibly powerful treatment, capable of producing incredible results for both restorative and cosmetic purposes. While it’s normal for the crown to feel strange in your mouth when you first get it, after years of its support you might honestly forget that you have it.

However, eventually that dental crown will need to be replaced, and you should be vigilant for signs of failure. Here are a few things you should try and watch out for.

What are Signs that a Crown is Failing?

The most obvious sign of dental crown failure is having the dental crown fall out, but ideally, you would be able to replace it before things get to that point. After all, if your dental crown falls out, you’ll be spending a fair amount of time being uncomfortable while you wait for the crown to be replaced.

If you want to replace your dental crown before they fail, you should be attentive to how the dental crown feels. If you start to notice that your dental crown feels abnormally sensitive, like it may have when you first needed the crown, that would be a sign that it isn’t protecting your teeth in the way that it used to.

You might also find that your dental crown feels a little loose, or maybe it doesn’t necessarily sit on your tooth the way that it used to. This could also be a sign that your dental crown could do with replacement.

What to Do if Your Dental Crown Needs Replacement

If you feel like your dental crown could need replacement, the most important thing is to reach out to your dentist. You can let them know what’s going on and they’ll be able to let you know whether it seems like you should look into replacement.

If your dental crown does fall out, then the issue becomes even more pressing. You may want to call your dentist and schedule an emergency appointment. You should also try and salvage the dental crown if possible—even if it’s old, there’s still a chance that it could be placed back onto the tooth.

Finally, you should see your dentist often for regular checkups and screenings. This will give your dentist an opportunity to check on the state of all of your restorations and ensure that they’re in good condition.

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At the Family Dental Center of East Texas, we are proud to say that we’ll do whatever it takes to give you the comprehensive, high-quality care that you need. We also know that getting to the dentist’s office can be a challenge, so we do everything that we can to make every aspect of your visit as comfortable and convenient as possible.

If you have any questions about dental crowns, we can be reached at our website or by phone at (936) 427-9070.

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