Potential Side Effects of Dental Crowns
In cosmetic dentistry, dental caps or crowns are used cosmetically for enhancing the appearance of an individual’s teeth. They are also used medically as to repair broken and damaged teeth. However, there are some potential side effects of dental crowns which are discussed below in this article. Let us examine them.
The most common and potential side effects of dental crowns are as follows :
Pain and discomfort:
Individuals may experience discomfort and pain immediately after the crowning procedure. This is because the anesthesia wears off and the freshly crowned teeth become sensitive even to cold and heat foods if the teeth or tooth retain the nerve endings. Your doctor will recommend you toothpaste for sensitive teeth.
Pain while chewing or biting:
If the crown hurts when you chew or bite, that means it has not been fitted properly. So you need to visit your dentist to have the dental crown refitted.
In some rare cases, patients may develop allergic reactions to the dental crowns because of the materials used for it. These allergic reactions typically happen in particularly when porcelain or metal-fused to metal dental crowns are used.
Wear and tear on natural teeth:
All types of crowns can cause some amount of the wear and tear on the natural teeth. The best choice for the dental crowns are the gold and other alloys, because these materials can cause the least wear and tear on other natural surrounding teeth and are durable, easy to fit, and are safe. Resin, ceramic and porcelain crowns inflict varied amounts of wear and tear on the natural teeth.
Dark line on the gums:
Patients with one or more dental crowns may notice a dark line on the gums just along the bottom of the crowned teeth. This is more common among the porcelain-fused metal dental crowns.
The above mentioned are some of the potential side effects of dental crowns. If you experience any of the side effects then immediately consult your doctor or a dentist.