Doctor insights on:
Is There A Way To Prevent Food From Getting Stuck In My Dental Crown
The crown of a tooth is that part of the tooth on top of the root. The crown of the tooth is the part that is visible in the mouth. A crown restoration is a procedure that restores the crown of a tooth that is damaged by fracture or extensive decay by cementing a replica of the crown over a prepared tooth, and is one of the most common ...Read more
What's considered the best kind of dental crown (material) to get for the tooth that needs it is the last molar on bottom?
Bruxir Zirconia: Solid zirconia crowns are the strongest crowns available. They are great crowns especially for those who tend to grind or clench their teeth. E-max crowns are also excellent crowns. Both of them are tooth colored crowns. High noble gold crowns are very strong but are not tooth colored. Most people will do great with an e-max crown. ...Read more
Just the anesthetic: Once you get the anesthetic to numb your tooth and your gums, everything else should be pain free, drilling the tooth can be noisy and annoying but that's all, the impressions to make the mould for the lab are usually done in the same visit, if your dentist uses a cerec machine you can get your crown the same day, or you can get a temporary crown until your next visit. ...Read more
Having ear pain and dizziness since dental crown 2 weeks ago. Tooth doesn't hurt but dentist says to get root canal. Do I know if I really need it?
Get another opinion: If you are unsure, you should seek a second opinion from an endodontist, a dentist who specializes in root canals. ...Read more
Is all dental floss the same or are some better at removing the days food particles to prevent plaque/tartar build up?
Dental Floss: There are different types of dental floss - waxed, unwaxed, flat, thin, . There's also what you call floss threaders which are effective for patients with crown and bridge. There's also a kind of floss which is easier to use (with a sling handle) for the ones with arthritis. Flat unwaxed is effective for plaque and thin for really tight contacts. There's also flavored ones. Technique of use is impt.! ...Read more
Is there a way to prevent dental bone loss when a child loses a permanent tooth prematurely and cannot get an implant because of young age?
How quickly does dental bonding lose its color? I've read that over time, dental bonding may lose its color or become discolored. If I get dental bonding done, is there any way to prevent this? .
Brush and floss: Brush and floss and then you don't have to worry. Best wishes. ...Read more
Crowns must be functional and esthetic. It is a function of properly preparing the underlying tooth, and creating contours, shapes, and color compatible with your mouth. Proper materials for your situation are also important.
Discuss your concern w your dentist. ...Read more
Can I have a new dental crown replaced? I have a crown that's a month old, and structurally it's fine, but I just don't like the way it looks. The shade isn't quite right, and I think the way it lines up with the rest of my teeth is a bit off. I don't kno
As dr scharf advised, it can be remade and should be made so that you are happy.
Were you given a mirror to look at the crown before it was cemented in your mouth I always give my patients a mirror so that they can give me their approval.
Before your dentist inserts your new crown, take a look and make sure you are happy. ...Read more
Depending on multiple things would indicate a crown over a veneer
1) amount of natural tooth structure (size of needed or existing filling)
2) bite/occlusion issues (grinders/clenchers)
I am generally a very conservative dentist but based on the above there are times that a crown is much more indicated for the patient ...Read more
No: The dental crown will have no direct effect on your tinnitus equilibrium issue. The material composing the various crowns are safe for use in the body. If you had any TMJ and/or ear problems, the scheduled appointment time for the crown procedure may aggravate your situation. Prolonged opening of mouth and manipulation of tissues can be a strain on your muscles and jaw. Talk to your dentist. ...Read more
It all depends:
Teeth clenching +/or grinding causes cracks & breakage - night guard will help
if teeth don't meet together properly it can lead to cracks - fix the bite imbalance with braces or dentistry
photo here shows a deep overbite w/ top & lower teeth tight together. Combine that w/ grinding, it's trouble
other habits like chewing pencils or some hard objects can lead to cracks - stop habit. ...Read more
What is meant by ''wear of the opposing teeth''? I have heard these words in topics relating to dental crown.
In relation to crowns, especially ceramic ones, the teeth these crowns bite and rub against can be worn by the hatrdness and texture of the porcelain.
That is "wear of the opposing teeth.". ...Read more
What is the strongest type of non metal dental crown? Is it zirconia? And is it stronger than your natural Tooth?
I'm suffering withh inner dental crown pain.3months back thatdental crown fixed 2 me. Their is no swelling. Little clr change of crown. Is this common?
No: See your own dentist and if he\she cannot explain the problem and resolve it in a reasonable amount of time, get a second opinion from another well respected dentist in your area. ...Read more
Is a CEREC dental crown restoration any "better" than a standard crown or an all ceramic crown. It saves on extra visits. Also, is CEREC all ceramic?
No: A dental crown is cemented into place with a water resistant cement or water proof cement and should not wobble or move. Perhaps your whole tooth is moving. Get checked for periodontal disease, root canal problems, or hyperocclusion. (the crown if left higher than the rest can receive too much pressure and lateral forces causing mobility) ...Read more
Replace it but...: All dental materials will break down over time. Hell, your natural teeth breakdown without a dentist intervening! Have your dentist try to ascertain the cause of your crown's fracture. Was the underlying tooth not reduced enough for the crowns porcelain? Does your bite need adjusting? Maybe an all metal crown or a strong all zirconium is called for? Don't repeat the issue that caused it. ...Read more
Pain after crown: Sensitivity is not uncommon after a crown is placed. If this goes away, 6-8 weeks, then tooth is recovering and getting back to normal. However, the transition from temperature sensitivity to constant pain is a bad sign. There is a chance you are going to need an endodontic treatment. See your dentist for re-evaluation. Good luck. ...Read more
Depends: Crowns are fabricated of different materials by different laboratories or in house Cerec devices. Popular today are tooth colored zirconia crowns which are as strong as metal and tooth colored to boot ...Read more