Top 10 Asked Questions About Crowns

February 24, 2021

Which is better: a filling or a crown?

If left untreated, tooth decay can get deeper and larger. If found at an early stage, a cavity can be treated with just a filling. However, if a large portion of the tooth is decayed, the dentist may recommend a crown to protect the tooth from further damage.

Can a tooth rot under a crown?

Yes, tooth can rot under a crown. Even with a crown, it is important to maintain proper oral hygiene to prevent bacteria from damaging the teeth.

Do crowns need to be replaced?

With proper care, a crown can last for more than fifteen years. However, if there is damage, it is crucial to get the crown replaced to prevent any damage or infection.

Can flossing loosen a crown?

During the first 24 hours of your crown placement, floss with care through the gumline to prevent the crown from loosening. After that time period, you are free to floss normally without worrying about your crown.

How do I keep my crown clean?

It it crucial to maintain good oral hygiene and keep your mouth clean. Brushing and flossing twice a day will help the crown stay in good condition. Flossing is especially important to keep plaque from harming your crown.

Why does my crown bleed when I floss?

Bleeding gums around the crown can be a sign of bacteria build-up and poor oral hygiene. So, make sure you take proper care of your teeth to prevent tooth decay or gum disease.

Why does my crown hurt when I bite down?

When the crown is improperly positioned, there may be some pain when biting down. If your mouth feels uncomfortable after getting a crown, you should call your dentist to get the crown adjusted.

Can a crown be put on half a tooth?

Yes, a crown can be put on half a tooth. Crowns can still be placed with up to 3/4 of the natural tooth being damaged.

Should I get a crown if I have no pain?

Even if the tooth doesn’t hurt, it is important to get a crown if your dentist recommends it. Crowns can prevent further tooth decay and save your tooth from cracking. Otherwise, you may be in risk of a possible extraction.

What happens when my crown impressions are in the lab?

You will have a temporary crown placed until your permanent crown is ready. You will visit us later for a crown delivery and fitting to restore your smile.

Does a crowned tooth require special care?

No, a crowned tooth does not require any special care, but make sure you are taking proper care of your teeth to prevent decay or gum disease.

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