Dental crowns are generally used to protect the weak tooth or destructed tooth. Dental crowns helps to return the appearance of your smile which was affected through the following- misshapen, discolored tooth and worn tooth. However, in this particular surgery patient is given temporary measures or tooth to survive for few days later on by the dentist permanent tooth is prepared in laboratory which will be long –lasting remaining with the patient only.
How should I care for my temporary dental crown?
In order to take care of the temporary dental crown this is just put temporarily. Most of the dentist suggests the following:
1. Avoid eating sticky and chewy foods such as chewing gum because it’s grab and pull off the crown.
2. Avoid or minimize taking the food at that corner where the crown is being there push the food onto other side of the mouth so that the crown is not being damaged.
3. Avoid eating raw and hard vegetables that will damaged and misplace the crown.
What problems can be developed with dental crown?
Discomfort or sensitivity problem: After the crown is being fitted or after the procedure if there is nerve on the crown, patient may face sensitivity or discomfort in chewing the food. There has been a heat or cold sensitivity in your mouth due to this crown that is why most of the dentist recommends brushing your teeth with the sensitive toothpaste. In that case you may call the dentist he or she can fix the problem.
Chipped crown: Crowns which are made up of porcelain or all porcelain fused to metal crown are used for chipping. Sometimes if the crown is chipped, a composite resin can be used to repair the chip with the crown inside your mouth. If the chipping is extensive then the dentist will take some action or will tell to replace it.
Loose crown: sometimes the cement washes come out from the crown. This not only allows the crown to be loose, but also allows the bacteria to get in the crown which will cause tooth decay. If the patient feels crown loose they should call the dentist office.
Allergic reaction: Most of the crown is made up of mixture of metals so there is being a chance of happening allergic reaction. Metals made up of porcelain can cause but in rare case.