If you have had a crown for a while, you might want to have a good look at it in the mirror. Does it still look like the nice, bright, shiny crown you got a few years back, or is it showing its age?
Do you see any cracks or pits in the crown? Is it discolored or painful? These may all be signs that your crown might need to be replaced soon. If you are not sure whether or not your crown might need to be replaced, we have some details for you below- so read on.
Dental Crown Replacement
Ideally, crowns will last as long as you do. But sometimes, crowns wear out. Typically, this happens for several reasons. First, if you clench or grind your teeth at night, you may cause a crack in your crown over time. Second, even though there is a crown covering your tooth, it can still get infected underneath the crown, although it is uncommon.
Third, your crown may become discolored due to your consumption of caffeine or tobacco products. Trauma to your mouth can also cause part of your crown to break off. Any of these reasons could mean a crown replacement for you.
The good news is that if you take care of your crown, you may never have to get another one. That means you need to get regular dental checkups so that we can check your mouth for problems before they become big problems. For example, we could discover that you grind your teeth at night, and make you an appliance for your mouth to prevent wear and tear on your crown.
If you have questions about crown replacement, give us a call, or make an appointment to come in to visit with us. We love to talk about crowns- on teeth anyway.