dental care


Question by  Paul67 (22)

How do I know when I need to get a new crown on my tooth?

I haven't had any pain, but it seems that the tooth is becoming more sensitive. Might I need a new crown?


Answer by  stacykylemark (342)

It depends on many factors. Your tooth could be sensitive because of something as simple as receding gumline. If your tooth has a large filling and decay or a crack is present, it most likely will need a crown. Get to your dentist. Don't let the problem get worse.


Answer by  leilalee (67)

If you're experiencing sensitivity, the marginal integrity of the crown may be compromised. You should definitely go see a dentist and allow the dentist to evaluate the crown, since sensitivity is a symptom of needing a new crown. Depending on how old the crown is, the material that it is made of, you may not need a new one.


Answer by  tamarawilhite (17883)

You may need a new crown. You may also have receding gums around the crown, and that periodontal disease requires treatment.


Answer by  ToralDwivedi (606)

A Crown is generally fitted after root canal in which tooth is dead so it does not become sensitive. Use toothpaste containing strontium.


Answer by  Suzanne (56)

If it is bothering you at all the crown is "leaking" and needs to be recemented or replaced. You need to go to the dentist to see if it is just loose or needs to be repolaced.

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