The fit is key; a dental crown that does not fit your tooth perfectly can be a hazard to your oral health. As such, it is in your interest to recognize the signs of a poorly-fitting crown so that you can get the help of a trusted dentist right away.
Sbenati Dentistry specializes in all forms of restorative dentistry, including the application of dental crowns and partial crowns. We are committed to providing biocompatible dental services, which means that we only use non-toxic materials that are completely safe for the human body. If you find that your crown is not fitting well and want to have it adjusted or changed to a non-toxic, ceramic alternative, you can immediately contact Sbenati Dentistry.
Symptoms of an ill-fitting dental crown can include:
- Discomfort or pain when chewing
- Sensitivity to hot and cold foods and drinks
- Loose crown
- Food getting stuck around the crown
- Gum inflammation or bleeding
- Changes in your bite
What are the risks of an ill-fitting dental crown?
If an ill-fitting dental crown is left untreated, it can lead to a number of serious complications, including:
- Tooth decay
- Gum disease
- Root canal infection
- Tooth loss
How can I prevent an ill-fitting dental crown?
There are a number of things you can do to help prevent an ill-fitting dental crown, including:
- Choosing a qualified and experienced dentist
- Providing your dentist with a complete and accurate medical history
- Following your dentist’s instructions carefully during and after the crown placement procedure
- Practicing good oral hygiene habits, such as brushing and flossing regularly
What should I do if I think I have an ill-fitting dental crown?
If you think you may have an ill-fitting dental crown, it is important to see a dentist as soon as possible. The dentist will examine your crown and determine if it is ill-fitting. If it is, the dentist will recommend the best course of treatment. In some cases, the crown may be adjusted or repaired. In other cases, the crown may need to be replaced.
Q: How much does it cost to fix an ill-fitting dental crown?
The cost of fixing an ill-fitting dental crown will vary depending on the severity of the problem and the type of treatment required. In some cases, the crown may be able to be adjusted or repaired for a relatively low cost. However, if the crown needs to be replaced, the cost will be higher.
Q: How long does it take to fix an ill-fitting dental crown?
The amount of time it takes to fix an ill-fitting dental crown will also vary depending on the severity of the problem and the type of treatment required. In some cases, the crown may be able to be adjusted or repaired during a single dental appointment. However, if the crown needs to be replaced, it may take several weeks for the new crown to be fabricated and placed.
Q: Does my dental insurance cover the cost of fixing an ill-fitting dental crown?
Whether or not your dental insurance covers the cost of fixing an ill-fitting dental crown will depend on your specific policy. Be sure to contact your insurance company to check your coverage.
If you have any other questions about ill-fitting dental crowns, please talk to your dentist. They can help you to understand the problem and the best course of treatment for you.
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