Dental crowns are seen as a great solution to preserve a tooth that has seen better days. Perhaps you went to bite down on a pretzel, and ended up biting on a piece of tooth instead. Or perhaps you find a large crack in one of your teeth. You may be beginning to lose a tooth due to trauma to your mouth, or because you clench or grind your teeth at night.
Dental crowns preserve the tooth underneath and can last a long time. However, there are times when a dental crown will need to be replaced. How do you know when that time comes? Keep reading to find out.
Replacing Dental Crowns
There are signs a crown, wonderful as it has been, may need to be replaced. First, if the gum tissue is receding, which might expose the root of a tooth, you will need to come in and get seen. You may also see a dark line between the gumline and the crown. Also, you may notice (or we may notice) that your crown has become worn.
You might also see that the crown has become cracked. We may tell you that dental decay is occurring underneath the crown, or that your crown base is infected. Gum tissue around the crown may also be inflamed as well. You may have even lost the crown, or you have noticed your crown is loose.
If you have noticed that your crown has become loose or damaged, and you think you need to see a dentist, why not give us a call? We will be happy to schedule an appointment for you to talk with us about problems that you might be having with your crowns, or anything else that may be wrong with your oral health. Give us a call today.
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