Crown Problems

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Every so often, you may experience a problem with your crowns. This can be due to an improper fitting, tooth decay, or simple wear and tear on the cement holding your crown in place. Most crown-related problems should be fairly simple to remedy, though you will want to bring them to our Federal Way dentistry clinic as quickly as possible in order to avoid any further damage.

First of all, pain or sensitivity on the crowned tooth is fairly common. You may simply need to brush your teeth with a paste designed for sensitive teeth. If you find yourself experiencing pain when you bite down, your crown may be too high up; your dentist should be able to fix this problem.

Sometimes a crown can become loose, or fall off. When this happens, you are exposing a very vulnerable part of your tooth. Be on the lookout for a loose feeling in your crown, and tell your dentist right away if you notice anything askew. Should your crown actually fall off, clean both the crown and the tooth and replace it with temporary tooth cement until you can get to your dentist.

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