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Dental crowns

Dental crowns are permanent tooth covers that are cemented to chipped, cracked or broken teeth to improve their appearance and function.

Dental Crowns Side Effects

Side effects are mild and usually include sensitivity or pain in the affected tooth. Poor shaping or placement of the crown can cause difficulty with closing your mouth or chewing. Nerve damage may occur when the tooth is being contoured, requiring a root canal. Bacteria can sometimes get trapped under a poorly-fitted crown, causing an infection.

Who shouldn't use it: Make sure you do not have any allergies to metal or peroxide before getting a metal crown. Gingivitis may exclude you from this common dental procedure too.

Drawbacks: Poor shaping of a dental crown can get in the way of eating and speaking.

Recovery Time For Dental Crowns

None. Dental crowns are usually ready to go immediately after they're placed.

After care for dental crowns: Diligent dental hygiene-including daily brushing and flossing-is crucial to preventing infection and maintaining the integrity of the crown. Your dentist may recommend a high-fluoride toothpaste to prevent decay.

If you have a temporary crown prior to getting a permanent one, avoid gum, caramel, and other sticky foods that might uproot the crown. It's also prudent to avoid chewing with the side of the mouth that has the temporary crown.

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